3 thoughts on “Backcountry Flying: What, Where & How

  1. Lou, Wonderful article and photos. You captured so much of what I, too, love about the backcountry strips and surrounding areas. Shafer Meadows is one of my favorite places, along with West Glacier. Kudos for a great article.

  2. Great article, it contains many “trues” and very good recommendations for flying in high mountainous terrain or in the backcountry:
    “The key is to know your plane’s limitations and plan accordingly”
    “Before you do anything else, you need to make sure your basic flying skills are up to snuff. In fact, if you want to become a better, more proficient pilot, this is a great way to do it.”
    “A course in mountain flying is not required by the FAA, but you should consider it mandatory—unless you’re totally lacking in judgment or are just insane.”
    Marlies Campi, mountain flight instructor in Europe

  3. Nation wide wilderness laws apply to aircraft of all kind, there are no air strips that i know of in wilderness areas in Washington state.

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