There has always been a close connection between airplanes and wilderness in Alaska since the first bold pilots ventured north not knowing what lay ahead. Even today, airplanes are vital for bush access, yet the majority of landable features and airstrips are not widely known....

Water-assisted landings may be considered one of the more treacherous off-airport maneuvers that aviators rely on. Essentially, it’s waterskiing a wheel plane to shore to achieve the shortest possible landing. ...

The idea of wilderness could never be described by any symbol, any line or label placed on a map. It is the home of the untamed, the unruly, and the vast unknown. It is the place we’re told is too far, too dangerous, or too...

I was eager to explore new places after installing a brand new set of 31” Bushwheels. My first off-airport destination was an alpine 4100' high alpine hilltop located in the Talkeetna Mountains. After a few passes and go-arounds, I landed. It was just me and...