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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.

Flight Resource - Composite Prop Upgrades For Most Popular Aircraft

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Mr Steel Today, 13:43pm View the latest post Maule and Pacer pilots in the Portland OR area
If your in the Roseburg area PM me sometime
Accident Analysis
Mr Steel Today, 13:40pm View the latest post Bent Metal @ Clear Creek International
As much as I hate to say it, i think its irresponsible to fly withous insurance, at least liability, we all suffer the consecuences of the one that dont.
Trip Reports
rw2 Today, 12:21pm View the latest post Trip Report: Mexican ATC And Calm Winds
With photos and video at: http://leftbase.com/?p=1502
Santiago picked me up at about 9 to give me a ride to the airport. He’s a cool guy. Has lived in US, Mexico and France, trilingual....
Light Sport Aircraft and Ultralights
courierguy Today, 10:29am View the latest post Savage Cub?
Evan:Your extended gear, uncovered and unfaired, will be much more noticeable drag wise then going from 26's to 29's, at least that's what I experienced. I lost climb and cruise, as...
Around the Campfire
Nosedragger Today, 10:13am View the latest post Are pilots typically good students?
Thanks for all the comments. i noticed that either our wizards are humble, or we don't have many.
I was looking for insight after the fact because the whole thing bothered me, but it's...
Engines and Propellers
courierguy Today, 10:12am View the latest post Big Bore 1484 cc conversion for Rotax 912S
WW, don't sweat it, you'll be happy with the setup you have ordered. Hal also has Oratex on the wings, so a bit lighter, and small tires and stock gear. It doesn't surprise me at all...
GumpAir Today, 09:17am View the latest post Floats without aircraft Homer to Spokane?
Are the spreader bars attached?
Strap a sheet of plywood to them, a huge gas tank and an Evinrude outboard on the rear spreader bar. A big sackful of corn dodgers and several gallons...
494 Yesterday, 22:30pm View the latest post WTB: Early 180/182 Spinner Dome (0752004-2)
I have a good spinner dome from a 1962 182F with a McCaulley prop. Please feel free to call me at 308-390-5974.

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.