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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.

Flight Resource - Composite Prop Upgrades For Most Popular Aircraft

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Around the Campfire
robw56 19 minutes ago View the latest post Any BCPers near San Antonio?
Thanks to 55wagon and Barnstormer I've gotten to go flying in three bad ass airplanes the last 2 weekends... an SQ-2 on 35" bushwheels, a C-185 with all the best mods, and a 450hp...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
Denali 36 minutes ago View the latest post 51% Rule: New Options Available for Future Builders ?
Hotrod180 wrote:

In the past, the FAA has given the old wink-and-nod to hired gun builders who would do all the actual building, but have the owner sign off as he builder so he can...
Aircraft Types
maules.com 39 minutes ago View the latest post Maule Hauls
Keep up the good advertising Rob.
Around the Campfire
Pierre_R Today, 14:39pm View the latest post Cirrus CAPS History
I think the parachute is as much about brilliant marketing as anything. I'd venture to guess that most people that fly Cirruses (Cirri?) are married men, and what can make the spouse...
Flying Humor
TomD Today, 14:02pm View the latest post Got a Favorite Quotation? - Aviation Related or Not
I don't mind dying when it is my time, but I really object to dying when it is the pilot's time.
Trip Reports
daedaluscan Today, 12:45pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Yes a lovely spot. I was there last fall and the top end was a little rough. I probably went too high but there is no more useless runway than whats behind you:)
fiftynineSC Today, 12:32pm View the latest post Now I'm also an owner!
Sweet bird to start with.....even better with all the changes!!! I love my pacers, love em even more with mods! Congratulations. My first plane was a Pacer, wish I still had it....
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
AEROPOD Today, 12:23pm View the latest post Phillips vs. Aeroshell
Every engine I've ever opened up that was run on phillips has impressed me with how clean they are. I don't know what kind of magic is in that oil, but you don't find build up and sludge...

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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.