• Tales from Yesteryear

    True Maine bush flying stories

    Pilot and author Jake Morrel has released Hardscrabble Lodge: True Maine Bush Flying Stories, a vivacious and colorful tale of his pursuit of a life in the wilderness of northwest Maine.

    Read More
  • 1


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.

CubCrafters - Every gram has a purpose

Latest Features

load more hold SHIFT key to load all load all

Latest Knowledge Base

load more hold SHIFT key to load all load all

Latest forum activity

Engines and Propellers
JP256 3 minutes ago View the latest post O-470 Overhaul Pre-planning Conundrum
The "experts" who teach the Advanced Pilot Seminars don't believe "top overhauls" of Continental engines are a cost-effective maintenance technique. If you had a...
JP256 21 minutes ago View the latest post Avionics & Engine Theft - What can you do ?
One caution that may or may not apply to your airplane... A buddy has a Commander 114 that he always locked up tight whenever it was outside of his hangar. He parked overnight at a...
JP256 32 minutes ago View the latest post Cessna 180 cowling gill vents
The course manual is an excellent idea, because you can use it to make notes as you go along, and refer to them later. The other books are NOT needed before the course. As Gunny said,...
Products, Gear, and Technology
JP256 40 minutes ago View the latest post ForeFlight ending support for older devices
But remember, the download file is compressed, gets expanded, then installed, and when complete, the downloaded (compressed) file and the expanded files are removed. The end result...
Around the Campfire
A1Skinner 56 minutes ago View the latest post Where didn't you fly today?
Not flying anywhere. Building snowmen instead!
qmdv Today, 11:31am View the latest post Just took my third class med exam--What is nextt
I don't see this as a big deal, we sign all sorts of forms like school physicals for sports and they always say something like "I am not aware..." or "the exam did not...
Flying Humor
Denali Today, 11:25am View the latest post Aviation Humor-Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?
Samsung Electronics – Home of The Galaxy Note 7 and other combustible telcom devices.
" Samsung regrets that the chicken did not quite make it all the way across the road while...
Engines and Propellers
rfinkle Today, 11:24am View the latest post Pponk Operating Tips
Steve from Pponk called be after my engine arrived and wanted to know my starting technique. He didn't like my answer and told me not to pump the throttle until the prop is turning....


BCP apparel and merchandise

Visit our store and show the pavement pounders at the airport that you're a dirt-seeking adventure lover with branded apparel from BackcountryPilot.org!

A Thousand Words

View more images like this in our A Thousand Words slideshow.

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

Featured photographer

Husky pilot and photographer Alex Wells

Check out the work of our latest featured photographer, Alex Wells.

Upcoming events

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.