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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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Trip Reports
Fiddler 53 minutes ago View the latest post Where did you fly today?
With Memorial Day weekend booming, no better time to be off the highways and cruising the skies. The Bacon Strip Spring Fly-In was to be this weekend, so with half an idea of how to...
Around the Campfire
Rob Yesterday, 23:12pm View the latest post Research thread for building SQ2 -BackcountryCub
I have spent some good time talking with Breeden and Knapp. Yes the Glacier Cub got one coat of paint adding 1.5lbs of paint over the Olive Oratex. Knapp did not paint his. Both feel...
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Rob Yesterday, 23:01pm View the latest post Cubs
Only engines I know of that turn backwards are the russian radials. Even the Rotax turns the same direction- clockwise as viewed from the cockpit. Better get a heavier left foot if...
Products, Gear, and Technology
8GCBC Yesterday, 22:07pm View the latest post "Talking about my GENERATION!" (EF 1000is, Yamaha)
Don't forget the air conditioner, the wine fridge and the TIG welder in case you have to perform some minor repairs caused by all that weight......
The Optimus might still have...
Float flying
mtv Yesterday, 21:51pm View the latest post Rivers, ramps and new homes, oh my!
I would think that a lift with an integral ramp would be nearly ideal.
soyAnarchisto Yesterday, 21:34pm View the latest post WTB: Cessna 180
Why is it 6 months out of annual?
Around the Campfire
richpiney Yesterday, 19:17pm View the latest post Air Pressure program on Discovery Channel
Is there a link to the stuff mentioned on you tube?
richpiney Yesterday, 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...

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.