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    Attention deficit: Alaska

    Editor Zane Jacobson returns to Alaska for the annual sojourn to the Airmen Association show, with the newly added challenge of having the family in tow. 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.

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Backcountry safety and survival

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

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jugheadF15 37 minutes ago View the latest post A Little WA sandbar play
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Airports and Airstrips
Grassstrippilot Today, 06:12am View the latest post Mexican Mountain, UT PIREPS?
That's a gorgeous shot! I really want to get down there and do some hiking. Thanks for the info.
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Crzyivan13 Today, 05:22am View the latest post Escalante, UT to Skagway, AK
Throughly enjoyed the flight up the coast from Ketchican, thrilled to be back! I...
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cliff Today, 04:12am View the latest post North East get together
Marmaduke, excellent, we look forward to meeting you.
We will post more info and pictures when we have our planning finished.
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AKJurnee Today, 02:48am View the latest post Used Parts Survey

From what I have seen there is very little to no advertising nor used parts companies that have a good search and inventory display function. That leads me to think there is an opportunity...
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BlindPilot Today, 00:00am View the latest post Mt props
Glad you're enjoying your new prop! Do you notice much difference in climb and takeoff performance over your previous prop? What did you have before?
175 magnum Yesterday, 22:41pm View the latest post Path to 182 Bushwheel Suggestions?
My 172 started out with the 310 nose fork and 600x6 on the front right from the factory and 800x6 on the mains. I have left the big fork and 600x6 on the front but switched the mains...
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Crzyivan13 Yesterday, 19:36pm View the latest post Attention Deficit: Alaska

I made a new "1 Minute Film" from flying with Devon.
Love it. Must..... Go......... Next year.

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