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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.

IO-550 conversions for Cessna 206 and 210 and Bonanza

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Around the Campfire
wannabe 3 minutes ago View the latest post Webbing knots.
Something new every day:
Iv'e known it as a ring bend - sling knot - and swami belt knot from my rock climbing instructions days.
My Explorer Scout leader was an ex merchant marine....
Aircraft Types
Denali 12 minutes ago View the latest post New Rans S-20

WWHunter wrote:
............for his type of flying, he felt the Kitfox flew and handled much nicer.....
When it comes to Flaperons vs Flaps & Ailerons vs Ailerons only, is there...
Around the Campfire
akaviator 13 minutes ago View the latest post 33 mile tire cleaning session
Dude, nice stunt, beautiful visuals, good airmanship, etc. Two thumbs up.
The only thing I will put into the discussion is that all of the potential political and regulatory problems...
MCH 41 minutes ago View the latest post Impromptu NORCAL West Circuit flying tomorrow
The weather is looking pretty good for this weekend here in Northern California.
Does anyone have any plans to be out flying Saturday morning?
Hey Mike, I might be able to sneak out...
JamieG Today, 15:11pm View the latest post Cessna 180/185 rudder aileron interconnect
"stabilizer-elevator down spring to improve longitudinal stability "
That is why the later models are much heavier in the elevator than the early ones (plus more lead in...
Around the Campfire
deckofficer Today, 15:08pm View the latest post Air Park living on the cheap
Congratulations! That's really close to what I'd be looking for if I were in your shoes. Sounds great to me.
Sunrise is a cool place. I'd love to have a place there.
Thanks for the...
Photography and videography
Zzz Today, 13:25pm View the latest post Wide angle lenses
It's funny how still photography and cinematography diverge in this area. For a given still, you are really most concerned with depth of field and exposure-- how you achieve the latter...
The Sporting Life
8GCBC Today, 13:19pm View the latest post 2016.02.12.Pokai Surf Trip (Powerboat) maybe?

Driving powerboat to West Oahu (maybe)...
The surf reached 42' in some locations this week. However, not big enough for the Eddie Contest at Waimae Bay, Oahu due to the...

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Flight Resource - Composite Prop Upgrades For Most Popular Aircraft


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A Thousand Words

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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.