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Backcountry

Woman Wise Airmanship Adventure Participants

Christina Chapman’s list of speakers and instructors for the July 16 – 22 Woman Wise Airmanship Adventure is turning into an amazing list of Who’s Who! It’s going to be another great week of flying the Idaho back country this year and an event you should think seriously about participating in. Christina says “What a line up for the ladies this year!” so let̵... Read More »

Marijke Unger    (Colorado)

Marijke Unger (Colorado)

Marijke Unger flies her 1976 Citabria, 7KCAB out of (KLMO), Longmont, Colorado. Here’s a picture update from Marijke Unger including some photos taken by her friend and fabulous photographer Ryan Lunde. Slow click twice to see beautiful, full size images!! - - - - - - - - - Thanks for the pictures Ryan! I got a kick out of the note he sent when he emailed me Marijke’s pictures…..... Read More »

Mary Macdonald

Mary Macdonald

November 2011: Mary MacDonald, California. She’s been a busy busy girl! Recently featured in a documentary film by Michigan based production company Airspeed, she appears in Acro Camp 2, a  film that follows first time aerobatic pilots for one week as they learn the art of aerobatic flying. Mary’s also working on getting her Commercial right now! From the Santa Cruz Sentinel: While att... Read More »

Amal Ajmi’s 2011 Caribou Hunt – PA-11 Cub Special

Thank you to Amal Ajmi for sending this incredible report about her caribou hunting trip in Alaska –  flown in her Cub Special. Most of us won’t ever experience this kind of Alaskan back-country flying or go caribou hunting in the wild. I, for one, am in awe of the remoteness, the beauty, the ruggedness, and the risks that surround this kind of flying – this kind of adventure. Yo... Read More »

Lisa Martin’s Mexican Mountain Utah Back-country trip

Lisa Martin sent these beautiful pictures of her back-country Super Cub flight to Mexican Mountain, Utah. Looks like a gorgeous flight and an adventurous weekend! (slow click twice to see full size images). “Delta’s” been “christened” for back-country camping! We lit at Mexican Mountain in Utah this weekend!!! I’m now thinking it is the perfect early season stri... Read More »

Gwen’s amazing photos from Alaska

Gwen White sent these truly amazing pictures from Alaska and they blew me away! No sign of winter letting up in AK, by the way it looks here. I know it’s cold up there but not a bad trade off to be able to see the world from this perspective! Gwen and her Super Cub are based at Willow, Alaska. Thought I would send you a picture of me with my new wheel skis. Pretty awesome. A little heavier, ... Read More »

Recreational Aviation Foundation

In today’s world of dwindling airports, all our pilots, and especially our backcountry pilots, should be aware of this organization. If you’re passionate about your flying and want to focus your time and energy in a positive way, someone needs your help….. Read More »

Alaskan Women Bush Pilots Video

“The Smoken Babes” talk about flying in Alaska – what an adrenalin rush! Read More »