• 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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Products, Gear, and Technology
fshaw 12 minutes ago View the latest post $70 tie down lines??
As a guy who likes Tullamore Dew and Jameson's Black Barrel Reserve I think you could say that Bushmill's relays is......... Oh never mind.
I am one of the lucky recipients of one of...
DVD and Book Reviews
NineThreeKilo 36 minutes ago View the latest post The Martian
Saw it a few nights ago, one of the better movies I've seen recently.
Around the Campfire
A1Skinner 42 minutes ago View the latest post Anyone Familiar with the Epic 3000-180 from BBI Aviation
Reading what little information that is on their Web site, it looks like they use the PA-18 airfoil. I think I would prefer the Citabria airfoil or the Riblet airfoil that the Bearhawk...
Aircraft Types
Battson 48 minutes ago View the latest post Featured Bush Plane Article: Double Ender
I guess it's structurally lighter / simpler than a conventional twin, which have very beefy wing sections to support the engines (which also can't be used for spoilers / flaps around...
Products, Gear, and Technology
A1Skinner 55 minutes ago View the latest post In Flight Electric Cabin Heater
Can Tom12 wrote
The guys that built the exhaust on my plane have one that'll fit an IO-360 and provide two heat muffs: http://www.aircraftexhaust.net/dual-3-i ... haust.html
fshaw Today, 18:31pm View the latest post Knives
Very cool.
Aviation Regulation and Law
SkySteve Today, 17:19pm View the latest post Pilot Bill of rights 2 / medical
As he said, the primary argument for eliminating the 3rd class medical is that LS pilots have been flying safely for several years now. To leave many of those folks out of the process...
Aircraft Types
bigrenna Today, 17:01pm View the latest post 1956 182 bush options
With standard 56 182 you'll be able to to 90 % of the Supercub landing sites.
Forgive me, but me thinks your selling a bit of BS... Perhaps 50%, but with 90 your eyes turn brown......

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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.