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    Going North!

    Your dream trip from the Lower 48 starts at the 49th parallel-- Learn what's special about flying to points north through Canada. Read More
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Backcountry destinations

Learn about backcountry airports and off-airport operations from around the world.


Backcountry aircraft

Bush planes and aircraft that are ideal for backcountry flying, including popular modifications and accessories.


Backcountry piloting

Techniques and procedures for negotiating the unique flight environment of the backcountry.

Safety & Survival

Backcountry safety and survival

Self-sufficiency in the absence of civilization is a critical skillset for pilots.

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Engines and Propellers
PAMR MX 25 minutes ago View the latest post seaplane prop for C180
Fyi I had the same prop on my 182 as u do hotrod180. Was told the same thing about not being worth modifying to oil filled. Sold it for 1200 in the end to a Mule driver with an io 360....
Video Gallery
contactflying 58 minutes ago View the latest post Scud run mountain terrain
True. I am just griping. I am encouraged that the PTS now says to accelerate in ground effect until Vx or Vy as appropriate and to use no more than 1.3Vso on approach.
Float flying
Cary Today, 20:46pm View the latest post Which amphib floats can handle off field landings?
Thank you very much for such a informative post. You sure know the area and conditions of Tahoe and Fallen Leaf. I read and bookmarked Harbor Sport Aviation's website, knowledgeable...
Products, Gear, and Technology
Cary Today, 20:28pm View the latest post Gallet Helmet with Bose A20
I think we missed the main point, Cary. It has a built in spice rack.
OregonMaule Today, 19:23pm View the latest post 182 Gets New 29" ABW's
Very sweet Pierre!
Around the Campfire
MCH Today, 19:04pm View the latest post Beers in Anchorage?
Didn't go quite as well as hoped. In a holding pattern at the moment.
Headed to The Fancy Moose to think about it.
Products, Gear, and Technology
OldCuby Today, 18:51pm View the latest post Electric Tow Cart?
Thanks Zane. I thought sure I saw it on BCP. Oh well. I have some of the parts and will build something similar. I need the tug to push out as well as pull in with big tires for...
The Sporting Life
8GCBC Today, 18:14pm View the latest post 2015.04.21 Kona
Kona trip starts next week. This thread will be following the (3) week odyssey. Check in often you do not want to miss anything. Time to fish with those big Boyz..
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A Thousand Words

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Featured photographer

Alaskan bush pilot and photographer Arturo Polo-Ena

Check out the work of our latest featured photographer Arturo Polo-Ena, a working bush pilot for Ultima Thule Lodge in Alaska.

Bush Flying Library

Bush Flying Library

Check out this and many more recommended books in the Bush Flying Library, as well as instructional and survival titles.