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    Photo pilot: Six questions with Dan Bailey

    Adventure photographer Dan Bailey of Anchorage, Alaska is our fourth quarter featured photographer. Get to know the Colorado native and Cessna 120 pilot as he answers my questions about flying and photography in the North.

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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.

CubCrafters - Every gram has a purpose

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a3holerman Today, 04:18am View the latest post Increasing the gross Wt on a 1960 C-180
I am looking at a 1960 Cessna 180 to buy. The spec sheet says it only has a 850lb useful load. That seems to me to by rather limiting. Full fuel and maybe 2 lightweights in the cockpit...
Around the Campfire
roamak Yesterday, 21:44pm View the latest post Taking 8 month old baby on first flight
I have been thinking about ear protection for 2 years now for my kiddo, some very good info on this here. Unfortunately she has not been up with me yet due to my suck fest work schedule...
Knowledge Base
Denali Yesterday, 21:27pm View the latest post Knowledge Base Article & Vid: Survival Vest
Super video I have actually watched it twice now.
1gordyk Yesterday, 21:24pm View the latest post Spacers to mount 8.50x6 tires on a 99 7gcbc?
Karmutzen, I sent you a pm. Check it out.
Ski Flying
Av8r3400 Yesterday, 20:40pm View the latest post Make Skis

Airdale must not sell those anymore? Is it just UHMW attached to a frame?
Airdale doesn't really exist any more.
They are 4130 tube frames with 1/4" UHMW bottoms. If you look...
Around the Campfire
Grassstrippilot Yesterday, 20:21pm View the latest post BCP AK Caravan: Poll
I think we are allowing a week going up, a week there, and a week coming back. You know, weather and all.
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cubscout Yesterday, 19:31pm View the latest post PPonk Engine Rebuild
Brian, that's what's called a "round" engine.
Seriously though, an outSTANDing string. There are all these small details which add up to the difference between a first...

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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

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.