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    Going North!

    Your dream trip from the Lower 48 starts at the 49th parallel-- Learn what's special about flying to points north through Canada. 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.

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Latest forum activity

Engines and Propellers
qmdv 17 minutes ago View the latest post seaplane prop for C180
As I mentioned earlier I had no prop and went with a 88 so I can wake up all the cry babies that forgot about our golden age of aviation with round engines with fat butter blades...
Trip Reports
mountainmatt 23 minutes ago View the latest post RanchPilot's STOL Roundup Trip Report
Great trip report RP. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one taking copious amounts of pictures of flowers.
Float flying
mtv 32 minutes ago View the latest post Which amphib floats can handle off field landings?
I've never flown (or even seen) a Petrel. Those numbers sound pretty interesting, but I'd be real suspect till I saw one that'd been weighed. Airplane manufacturers are infamous for...
Regional/Area Information
8GCBC Today, 12:02pm View the latest post 2015.06.02 KONP (Newport, OR) -- PAKT (Ketchikan, AK)
Dynamic checklist (object oriented blogging ):
Products, Gear, and Technology
180Marty Today, 12:02pm View the latest post Which headset and why?
So who do you communicate with whilst on the tractor?
Nobody, just figured it was a lot cheaper than a new tractor. I saw where Bose has some active ear muffs but the A20 sounded...
Regional/Area Information
8GCBC Today, 11:59am View the latest post 2015.06.02.KONP.PAKT.CHECKLIST.VerC
Preliminary checklist:
Some Object Oriented Blogging techniques (OOB)...
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Around the Campfire
TradeCraft Today, 11:21am View the latest post Beers in Anchorage?
Didn't go quite as well as hoped. In a holding pattern at the moment.
Headed to The Fancy Moose to think about it.
Did you find a new plane at the bottom of your glass last night?!
Products, Gear, and Technology
jaudette Today, 08:50am View the latest post 182 Gets New 29" ABW's
This is exactly what I am looking for... When I find the right 182, I'm going to dress her up just like this one!

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.