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    Flirting with mountains

    Pilot and author Garrett Fisher touches upon his flirtations with mountain flying, a voyeur of the massive 14,000+ peaks of the Rockies that he now calls home after a journey west in his 100hp Piper PA-11. 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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Around the Campfire
richpiney 57 minutes ago View the latest post Air Pressure program on Discovery Channel
Is there a link to the stuff mentioned on you tube?
Float flying
FarmerFranck Today, 18:58pm View the latest post Rivers, ramps and new homes, oh my!
Wow! I'm really enjoying reading everyone's idea for a fixed spot for their floatplanes. Around home, most people build a u shaped floating dock. It always worries me seeing a floatplane...
Trip Reports
RanchPilot Today, 18:52pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Barrow to Nome yesterday by way of Kotz. Dropped the names of a couple folks on here while in Kotz and got either the cold shoulder or demands for debt repayment. Interesting.
Products, Gear, and Technology
whee Today, 18:50pm View the latest post "Talking about my GENERATION!" (EF 1000is, Yamaha)
I've never thought about using a generator and a hot plate...I like that idea.
I have that same Optimus stove and it has served me well. Ran on a steady diet of mogas or 100ll without...
aktahoe1 Today, 18:05pm View the latest post WTB: Cessna 180
That plane looks almost like mine...seems like a steal..wonder of it flies straight?
Around the Campfire
richpiney Today, 18:02pm View the latest post Wrote a book. Want BCP members to have a crack at it.
Thanks so much for making this available. I have not had time to do much recreational reading, but was curious and enjoyed it very much.
Keep writing and it was neat to be able to...
Video Gallery
CapnMike Today, 16:46pm View the latest post Cubs
Thanks for posting this BRD - great video!
Not sure what you guys are talking about on the hand propping at 2:47 - he is standing on the right side of the nose, behind the prop and...
RanchPilot Today, 16:30pm View the latest post Video: Utah Fun
Shhhhh, Matt. That's like giving away a good fishing hole!
Flight Resource - Composite Prop Upgrades For Most Popular Aircraft

A Thousand Words

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What is a picture worth? View this full frame slideshow of some of the most stunning backcountry flying photos from our community.

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.