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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.

Flight Resource - Composite Prop Upgrades For Most Popular Aircraft

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Ski Flying
Zzz 1 minute ago View the latest post Which Ski? - Bearhawk
I will be building my own.
This is very tempting, especially given the conventional construction of the Datums.
Trip Reports
8GCBC 9 minutes ago View the latest post Family Day At The Bar IMR
Here is video syntax:
Aircraft Types
Zenithguy Today, 11:03am View the latest post CH750 or Highlander
Outside of the pros and cons of both, some STOL porn of a last week's New Zealands STOL contestant.
https://www.facebook.com/zenithair/vide ... 081071257/
Video Gallery
Oregon180 Today, 10:41am View the latest post Another Wagon Driver... Slippery Slope Vid
Congrats Brandt! You have great taste in airplanes.
Great video too. Was a lot of fun to see some of my old New England stomping grounds.
Photography and videography
Glidergeek Today, 10:24am View the latest post Garmin Virb EX audio in
Anybody else sending audio to their Garmin Virb camera? Down at the hanger last night messing with it I purchased the power, audio, video adapter harness plugged it into my intercom...
Flying Humor
hotrod180 Today, 09:55am View the latest post Aviation Humor-Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?
A chicken has been cited by the FAA for crossing the road without a valid medical certificate. AOPA and EAA are now putting together a proposal to reform medical requirements for chickens,...
Float flying
hotrod180 Today, 09:46am View the latest post Factory Corrosion Protection
Factory corrosion-proofing would be a non-standard feature, at added cost and with added weight, so I wonder if the original factory equipment list would include it?
A "float...
soyAnarchisto Today, 08:56am View the latest post Hi from CO
Hey there, Ralph!
I'm up in Boulder. I hope to run into you soon!

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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.