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    The Wrangell Mountain Skyboys

    In a time before radio navigation, detailed charts, and reliable engines, the frontiersman of the sky helped blaze the way for aviation and exploration in Alaska. 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.

Airframes Alaska - Gear for winter flying and more

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Photography and videography
hotrod180 4 minutes ago View the latest post Choosing a Grab&Go Camera for BCP Cockpit Photography-2015/6
Been doing some googling and I think I'm gonna buy a Canon SX400. Kind of a newer version of my friend's SX170 which has been discontinued. Best Buy has them online, bundled with a...
Aircraft Types
NZMaule 9 minutes ago View the latest post CH750 or Highlander
Winds were around 15-20mph, small gusts and a moderate left to right crosswind component. Carbon Cub actually beat this performance on the day with a total take off and landing distance...
Regional/Area Information
hotrod180 41 minutes ago View the latest post Flying to Baja

....I've been scolded a couple times for showing up "unannounced" (ignoring the fact that the eapis filing is a pretty clear announcement in my opinion).....
Last time I...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
HawkRT Today, 08:24am View the latest post Bearhawk 134RT Build
Ok more progress, fuselage is coming together nicely....
Trip Reports
fshaw Today, 08:19am View the latest post Bart's Flight Log
Great pictures Bart, some really stunning. Would you buy the X-E2 again? What made you choose that model over other models from Fujifilm or other manufacturers? I'm camera shopping...
Float flying
mtv Today, 08:16am View the latest post Factory Corrosion Protection
Ok, thanks. So if isn't mentioned in an ad, then it can be asked and should be able to be verified with pictures before doing any travel to look at a prospective plane. Does that sound...
Ski Flying
mtv Today, 08:11am View the latest post Which Ski? - Bearhawk
Why no retracts or penetrators? Datum 3500s are sweet! Electrical, no hydraulic lines. Summit Aircraft makes some cool penetration skis here in Oregon. Both are probably less than the...
Video Gallery
whee Today, 07:55am View the latest post Favorite EAA Webinars
Yeah, his EGT/CHT discussion is great. Really I enjoyed all of his webinars. The Q&A after each of them is really good.
I listened to How To Register and Certify Your Homebuilt...

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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.