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    Notes from the Cockpit: A Mountain Pilot's Perspective

    Pilot and author Dick Williams has released Notes from the Cockpit: A Mountain Pilot's Perspective, chronicling his 40 years and 18,000 hours flying the Idaho backcountry as a collection of fun and interesting tales.

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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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robw56 12 minutes ago View the latest post It's Alaska
Looks awesome, Phil!
Around the Campfire
VFRsim 22 minutes ago View the latest post Yellow Pine Harmonica Festival
Been wanting to take my Fiddle to this festival for years, never have made it..
And advice for a newbie, toward next year?
- Joseph
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8GCBC Today, 12:04pm View the latest post Hawaii bound Hurricane = 6-14' waves forecasted
Ha haha !! Time to check out Makapuu, Rabbit Island...
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8GCBC Today, 11:38am View the latest post Garmin VIRB XE - Tire cleaning
That is so cool seeing flight data! I want one.
Nice looking Scout on the left.
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kase Today, 11:31am View the latest post OSH STOL Competition (Demo)
I was able to watch it live. Try this link and the scroll down to whatever days airshow
Around the Campfire
Nosedragger Today, 11:25am View the latest post OHV -OFF HIGHWAY VECHELES ?
Sometimes spelled vehicles. I'm curious about that myself. I pay an increasing fee every year to Idaho for a sticker, not sure what it's for. I do occasionally use their roads, so I...
Aviation Regulation and Law
contactflying Today, 11:21am View the latest post Today, In Drone News.....
The AF has had guidance jamming capability since Vietnam. I'm not an electronic guy. Wouldn't RC stuff be easy to jam?
Light Sport Aircraft and Ultralights
Champ2883e Today, 10:40am View the latest post Super Legend
Everyone, Thank you for the valuable comments regarding the Legend Cubs, Rans S7, and Rans S20. I have been looking at these three for several years and hope to make a purchase sometime...

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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.