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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
fat tire bob 43 minutes ago View the latest post Who is going to Oshkosh?
Check it out! Great time.
Think about it for next year.
Flying Humor
mnewb1 46 minutes ago View the latest post Got a Favorite Quotation? - Aviation Related or Not
Primum Non Nocere - First Do No Harm! (I try and live by this one as a physician)
Nullum Gratuitum Prandium - There is no Free Lunch!
Trip Reports
twflyer Today, 03:26am View the latest post BCPer stops by the farm
Thanks for having me over Rich! You have a beautiful place and I hope to see you more often when you are in town. I spotted rw2's airplane at the fuel pumps at my home airport about...
CamTom12 Today, 00:44am View the latest post Alaska to Alabama in 2015

New toy in possession. It was nice meeting you Cameron. Enjoy your new plane and safe travels south.
It was great meeting you too, Greg! Thanks!
CamTom12 Today, 00:42am View the latest post Now I'm also an owner!
Great to meet you, Greg!
We were cruising at 120 mph today at 2250 rpm on a 74-60 metal prop. Seems pretty slick
Trip Reports
CamTom12 Yesterday, 23:57pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Logged 1.4 bouncing down the runway at Soldotna today, ran into AKGreg too!
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
CamTom12 Yesterday, 23:52pm View the latest post Oratex Fabric
Oratex has paint.
I have now seen a few planes with the fabric up close and personal and I will leave it at that.
Just curious, "leave it at that" as in you like it...

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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.

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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.