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    Going North!

    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.

CubCrafters - Every gram has a purpose

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The Sporting Life
8GCBC 12 minutes ago View the latest post 2015.04.21 Kona
Kawaihae harbor, received a pretty good size West swell this January... Just saw this.
Accident Analysis
3Blade 32 minutes ago View the latest post Bent Metal @ Clear Creek International
PAMR MX, straight up logical thinking. No reason to beat a guy up. We have all been there and those who claim to have not, well, bullshit.
Flying Humor
Pierre_R 45 minutes ago View the latest post Got a Favorite Quotation? - Aviation Related or Not
Yeah, I know I already posted to this thread, but my post got me to start reading parts of "Moondog's. . ." again and while it's not intended as a book of quotes, just in...
Rez Dog 180 Today, 18:20pm View the latest post WTB: Early 180/182 Spinner Dome (0752004-2)
Believe It or not I have a brand new one! I purchased it from an old FBO going out of business with the intention of using it on a 57 180 project. The plan is to go with a three blade...
Trip Reports
Pierre_R Today, 17:54pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
After a spring snow storm dusted the Pine Nut mountains of the eastern Carson Valley, a Carbon Cub and a vintage 182 demonstrated how tailddraggers and nosedraggers can play nicely...
Around the Campfire
blackrock Today, 15:37pm View the latest post Are pilots typically good students?
An interesting read that speaks to some of the reasons certain people do well who we wouldn't expect to and vise versa is "David and Goliath" by Gadwell. Adversity can be...
Mr Steel Today, 13:43pm View the latest post Maule and Pacer pilots in the Portland OR area
If your in the Roseburg area PM me sometime
Trip Reports
rw2 Today, 12:21pm View the latest post Trip Report: Mexican ATC And Calm Winds
With photos and video at: http://leftbase.com/?p=1502
Santiago picked me up at about 9 to give me a ride to the airport. He’s a cool guy. Has lived in US, Mexico and France, trilingual....
CubCrafters - Every gram has a purpose

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.