• Pilot Spotlights

    Notes from the Cockpit: A Mountain Pilot's Perspective

    Pilot and author Dick Williams has released Notes from the Cockpit: A Mountain Pilot's Perspective, chronicling his 40 years and 18,000 hours flying the Idaho backcountry as a collection of fun and interesting tales.

    Read More
  • 1


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

Latest Features

load more hold SHIFT key to load all load all

Latest Knowledge Base

load more hold SHIFT key to load all load all

Latest forum activity

Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
mmartin1872 less than a minute ago View the latest post Straight tail project
Interior got all that black crud off.. and will be getting sprayed this week along with trim colors
Around the Campfire
courierguy 4 minutes ago View the latest post OHV -OFF HIGHWAY VECHELES ?
I went by the local DMV today, and thought of this thread. So I stopped and went inside. As usual, no line (thank God I live in Idaho) and I asked about an off road vehicle sticker....
DVD and Book Reviews
rw2 10 minutes ago View the latest post Notes from the Cockpit: A Mountain Pilot's Perspective
Ordered the book! Looking forward to reading it!
Yup. Kindled it. Next in line after I finish my re-read of At Home by Bryson.
Trip Reports
rw2 12 minutes ago View the latest post The summer, she has not been kind to the Cascade snowpack
Then, if one of his buddies can figure out a cheap way to liquefy natural gas in BCF quantities for export.....well that would be the truly defining technology of a generation. Sorry...
Around the Campfire
courierguy 13 minutes ago View the latest post It boggles the mind...
Hell Zane, I gave up on wondering why others don't "get" flying long ago, screw 'em, it leaves more airspace for those of us who do get it.
The ex wife and I check in with...
Maintenance and Parts Support
Barnstormer 39 minutes ago View the latest post Cessna 180 Remove Tail
It's actually surprisingly easier then it looks. But be sure and pull the cowl and attach a hoist to the engine mount (or put some weight in the extended baggage), cause once the tail...
Technical Issues and System Updates
blackrock 49 minutes ago View the latest post Tapatalk app -- old version may cease to function
I can't get the mail TT to work on my phone. Old messages are there, but not any new ones.
Around the Campfire
Crzyivan13 Today, 19:08pm View the latest post Johnson Creek Lifeflight?
Patient purportedly lodged a harmonica in windpipe, having gotten a little too rambunctious during a solo performance at the festival.

Instagram feed for #backcountrypilot

Flight Resource - Composite Prop Upgrades For Most Popular Aircraft

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.