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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.

CubCrafters - Every gram has a purpose

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Around the Campfire
shortfielder 11 minutes ago View the latest post Patrol Guy
Ye, I sent him a couple emails, he's probly takin his PM power nap
courierguy 22 minutes ago View the latest post I purchased an SQ2 / BackcountryCub...updated 5/21
Great vid. I really liked the cut down propeller /crankshaft flange at 5:19. It's that kind of fanatical attention to detail that adds up (poor choice of words, and watch out Rotax...
Video Gallery
Scolopax Today, 18:03pm View the latest post Pacific Northwest Adventuring
Great video, I especially liked the run into Skookumchuck and back out. Robin and 175 Magnum dropped a few more trees there, but I wouldn't mind burning another tank of gas in the...
Float flying
8GCBC Today, 16:39pm View the latest post Rivers, ramps and new homes, oh my!
Docks (floating/fixed) are good for loading gear inside not berthing a seaplane. Get a long ramp with good tie downs.
You are living large! Very cool area and ideas.
Airports and Airstrips
courierguy Today, 16:29pm View the latest post NEW FLYING FIELD, FOR ROOFTOPS
I'd land on that ramp WAY before I'd get in that rubber band thing!
Maintenance and Parts Support
mtv Today, 16:24pm View the latest post Cessna window latch repair
Years ago, an over energetic seaplane student, trying to get out of my 170 in a hurry while beaching in a river reefed pretty hard on the door latch.....in the wrong direction.....resulting...
courierguy Today, 16:18pm View the latest post Bush Plane for Mountain Flying in French Alps
Too slow to meet his perceived needs. It'd be a good candidate, along with a slew of other LSA's, if he could back off on the need for speed a bit. The range would be a problem also,...
Products, Gear, and Technology
courierguy Today, 16:14pm View the latest post Fast Find 210 PLB battery replacement
Denalipilot: I had not gotten around to contacting them yet, in the meantime another S-7S pilot sent me this link. I am going to use this outfit, can't beat the price and free shipping!...
Flight Resource - Composite Prop Upgrades For Most Popular Aircraft

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.