• Featured Bush Planes

    The Prototype

    It's been more than a year since the last update on the innovative prototype DoubleEnder. Ride along in the cockpit with designer Alec Wild as we're treated to a demo ride in this forward-thinking twin-engine bush plane.

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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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VFRsim 51 minutes ago View the latest post Playing with One's Johnson...
Excellent video! Fun to watch!
I spent last weekend with a 170B driver. At one point, he mentions .. "ahh this shoulder harness..I have to flip it off my shoulders when I reach...
Regional/Area Information
8GCBC Today, 11:43am View the latest post Wildlife threats and attacks (how is your Karma?)
Once while camping in the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness my wife was woken up when a mouse bit her finger. Drew blood and everything.
The mouse escaped so we don't know if it was ok.
Products, Gear, and Technology
Hammer Today, 11:24am View the latest post Field based ground anchors
A while ago we were heading north and ran into a series of low pressure systems moving across our path. It was going to be five days of storms, so we diverted to a strip with good hiking,...
Aircraft Types
PAMR MX Today, 11:19am View the latest post 1956 182 bush options
Congrats!! Cool to have an HSI and the 430. I would love that combo to get an instrument rating.
I did the firewall battery and 100% regret it. The 182 or at least mine is so dang nose...
Products, Gear, and Technology
Denali Today, 10:47am View the latest post Update: What kneeboard to get for iPads & More?
I was trying to envision what you did. Can you maybe post a quick image ? Here is the image of a LifeProof case for the Mac Air2 tablet. I am still waffling between mini and...
Bagarre Today, 09:50am View the latest post Knives
Leatherman Wave. I go out of my way to try to find the early version, but they're getting hard to come by. Lately I've been trying my hand at making knives. First a santoku, and...
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TangoFox Today, 09:47am View the latest post Skalywag stars in Waterfall Session
A couple questions on the narration:
1) I assumed Llano was pronounced "Yano", Spanish style, but Zane said "Lano". ??
2) I thought Llano was in the central Texas...
Products, Gear, and Technology
Bagarre Today, 08:50am View the latest post Contact Flying
I read Contact Flying a few years ago. Great book. It's on my shelf right next to Stick and Rudder.

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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.