As we kick off Backcountry Flying month at General Aviation News, thank you to BackcountyPilot.org for finding this video gem. There’s a lot of backcountry flying happening all over the world. Enjoy. [Read more…]
It’s time again for our special focus on backcountry flying in the print issues of General Aviation News. We’re reaching out to backcountry pilots with a call for memories of your most memorable or notable backcountry flight. What makes it so noteworthy? Where was it? Who was with you?
If you are a backcountry pilot, do you have any advice for readers who haven’t yet ventured off the airport? What’s the important lesson you’ve learned from your adventures? Where is a great place for a novice backcountry pilot to begin? What do you wish you had known before beginning your backcountry flying?
Add your comments below or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, send your photos from your backcountry adventures and you may see them published in the July 20 issue.
Prepare to be jealous. Very jealous. BackcountryPilot.org founder Zane Jacobson enjoyed a multi-day trip into the wilds of the Wrangell Mountains in Alaska. What’d he get all of us? A video. A very beautiful video (and story). [Read more…]
Dale Andersen sent in this photo, explaining: “My buddy and I took our Aeronca Champs out to the backcountry to enjoy the blooming of wild flowers. After we landed on this dirt road the peace and serenity was unbelievable. The only sounds were a Mellowlark speaking to the morning sun.” [Read more…]
The Recreational Aviation Foundation will host its annual Potato Bake Thursday, April 23, at the RAF Fire Hub in the SUN ‘n FUN campground starting at 6:30 pm. This year the RAF will play host to BackcountryPilot.org contributor Patrick Romano to lead a backcountry safety seminar based on his popular STOL Tips series. [Read more…]
Aviation has been included as a “legitimate mode of access” by the U.S. Forest Service. [Read more…]
Using a DJI Phantom radio-controlled quadcopter and a GoPro Hero 3… oh, and a couple of full-scale taildraggers produced some stunning scenery. [Read more…]
GREAT FALLS, Montana –Officials with the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) report that a recent decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals largely upholds the backcountry airstrip designations on Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument.
ESCALANTE, Utah – Thanks to the number of folks responding to the Recreational Aviation Foundation plea of “a ten-spot for a tent-spot,” the Escalante pilot shelter was adequately funded and nearly completed in time for its June 15 dedication to local pilot and aviation enthusiast Paul Bowmar, who died in an aircraft accident in January.