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    Photo pilot: Six questions with Dan Bailey

    Adventure photographer Dan Bailey of Anchorage, Alaska is our fourth quarter featured photographer. Get to know the Colorado native and Cessna 120 pilot as he answers my questions about flying and photography in the North.

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Backcountry destinations

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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.

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Theory, Practice, and Procedures
contactflying 28 minutes ago View the latest post Unusual attitudes and upset recovery training.
You are getting a lot of good flying in. I agree on the impossible turn tightness at 500'. I was never that high but always found a good LZ in the hemisphere ahead. Only once straight...
Ski Flying
Av8r3400 Today, 15:56pm View the latest post Make Skis
Wouldn't something like these would be a lot easier to build...
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iceman Today, 15:24pm View the latest post Anybody Missing T-Shirt Weather Yet!?
hey my summers aren't much different than my winters... usually 70 degrees and sunny... although its been down to mid 50's here the past week....and I"m closer to the mountains...
Products, Gear, and Technology
pburns Today, 14:41pm View the latest post Best Folding Saw
The Svens are great saws. We use them for the guide service and so far (other than ruining blades) not one has been broken by any of the guides - which is a definite testimony to their...
1gordyk Today, 14:21pm View the latest post Spacers to mount 8.50x6 tires on a 99 7gcbc?
I think i will just wait till the tires come and see if i need spacers. Sounds like i probably wont need em.
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
Zzz Today, 12:34pm View the latest post Conspiracy Theory about Dutch Rolls
It's always a Dutch oven when you're in the cockpit with me.
Trip Reports
Brian-StevesAircraft Today, 11:48am View the latest post CamTom12's Aerial Wanderings
I think Roger got the idea of using that cowling because he built an RV-6 also... He sold it to a fellow in Grants Pass Oregon and I have been doing all of the maintenance...

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A Thousand Words

View more images like this in our A Thousand Words slideshow.

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.