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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

EZFlap 49 minutes ago View the latest post Announcement re: Fravel 172 Tailwheel Conversion STC

Gosh, I was looking forward to seeing you on Shark Tank! You and Mr. Wonderful would get along just great!
I can just see Kevin O'Leary sitting there staring at me with his...
Around the Campfire
175 magnum Today, 21:17pm View the latest post Hasting Field on North Pender Island
Hasting Field is going through an ownership change and is currently closed. There is a good chance it will reopen after some items are cleared with the new owners. Here is a link to...
Cary Today, 21:11pm View the latest post Denver-Area Hangar Availability?
My friend Russ Reed has a strip (Reed International) between Wellington and Nunn. You can get his phone off of Airnav. It's 2800' long, a very nice gravel/grass strip. I kept my airplane...
182 STOL driver Today, 20:51pm View the latest post WTB: C-170B
There's a 170A with 165 Franklin for sale at KBVU for 27 K.
Around the Campfire
DBI Today, 19:44pm View the latest post Loss of a Dear BCP Family Member - Noreen Macbean
Nothing to say but thoughts and prayers for you and your family. I am so sorry.
Aviation Regulation and Law
Matt 7GCBC Today, 19:21pm View the latest post Sleep Apnea Screening Guidance for AMEs
FYI the AME must now enter a response to this page when entering the exam.
When entering...
The Sporting Life
scottnt Today, 17:37pm View the latest post TR: Bangin' steel in the Idaho desert
Cool video Zane. The challenge of hitting something that far away is a lot of fun. So much science to it.....
Around the Campfire
CenterHillAg Today, 15:22pm View the latest post Anyone around Paris, Tx on here
If this is about a certain polished specimen with a high-time engine and lack of interior, I'd be curious what you find out from the prebuy if you end up passing on it. I had considered...

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.