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    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.

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Around the Campfire
51C170 Today, 02:07am View the latest post Loss of a Dear BCP Family Member - Noreen Macbean
So very sad Alan. You are in our thoughts.
Engines and Propellers
RWM Yesterday, 21:55pm View the latest post MT 2 Blade VS. McCauley

$1600 paperwork? Is that for a Maule?
The 2 blade required a field approval for a Maule. So additional expense there.
For model combinations that are STCd, no extra paperwork/expense.
The Sporting Life
albravo Yesterday, 21:04pm View the latest post Favorite lever action rifle
I'll add my vote for the Marlin 1895! It's an absolute crusher with 405gr projectiles. Also, if you're looking for something faster and lighter for medium sized game, give the Hornady...
Aircraft Types
dstr59 Yesterday, 20:06pm View the latest post Storch Moose and Africa mission
Just get a Maule. There, that's out of the way.
What makes the Russian MP14 unsuitable?
Can the MP14 burn mogas?
not sure, but all things Russian burn vodka, Comrade
Around the Campfire
Nosedragger Yesterday, 20:02pm View the latest post First plane for a new pilot
I guess I should have read a few more posts before making my own , but getting to know a group of experienced pilots around home is like trying to swat flys with a shoe string they...
Maintenance and Parts Support
Tom Yesterday, 19:51pm View the latest post piper muffler AD.. there for a reason i guess
I don't think the sutton will fit with the nose wheel. For any tail wheel piper, the sutton is the way to go. I put the atlee hot rod muffler on to replace my stock. Both the atlee...
Around the Campfire
scottf Yesterday, 19:19pm View the latest post What's the Anti Skywagon club thing ?
I guess I am not alone. I went to a skywagon fly-in BBQ a few years back (not flying a 'wagon) on the way to somewhere else and came away with the impression that they were a bunch...
Trip Reports
gbflyer Yesterday, 18:33pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Hangar flying with a group of school kids. One of the older girls was into it, and I...

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.