Terms of Use

Safety Warning

The content in Tundra Pilot sites contains unofficial information that may not be accurate or reflect current conditions. The information presented should not be relied on for decision-making or flight planning. Some of the airstrips included on the web map and in GIS datasets may no longer exist or may be unusable, unsafe, or illegal to land. In some instances, airstrips on public land may be leased and closed to the public. This information is not included in our database. Pilots and other users are solely responsible for verifying all data.

Bush flying is an unforgiving, high-risk activity. Safe operations require proficiency, appropriate equipment, specialized training, regular practice, familiarity, experience, and sound judgment. No product, blog, video, instructional publication, or website, including Tundra Pilot sites and information, can alert you to the complex variables and hazards that exist, nor should they be used as substitutes for official sources of information. As the pilot in command, you are solely responsible for verifying all relevant information, assessing current conditions, evaluating risks, and ensuring the safety of each flight. Your license to use Tundra Pilot sites is conditioned on your acknowledgment and acceptance of this responsibility.

Use License

By accessing and using this site and other Tundra Pilot online properties you agree to comply with these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use you must immediately terminate your use of all Tundra Pilot sites. Tundrapilot.com and other Tundra Pilot internet sites are privately owned. By registering, you are granted a personal, revocable, non-transferable license to use Tundra Pilot sites conditioned on your acceptance and compliance with these Terms of Use. Your use is limited to noncommercial personal use and no other purpose. Business, commercial, government, or institutional use of all Tundra Pilot sites and content are expressly prohibited without Tundra Pilot’s prior explicit written consent. Tundra Pilot reserves the right to restrict or suspend any user’s access to Tundra Pilot sites at any time for any reason.

Accuracy of Information Disclaimer and Exclusion of Liability

Information, data, media, links, educational content, and all other content (hereinafter referred to as “Content”) provided by Tundra Pilot may contain errors and omissions. Content provided by Tundra Pilot including website, data, downloadable materials, web map, and other documents and media is provided on an “as is” basis and without any warranty of any kind. The user assumes the entire risk associated with the use of Content and bears all responsibility in determining whether it is accurate, relevant, safe, legal, and suitable for a particular purpose or use. Content is not intended to be used for flight planning, navigation, instruction, endorsement, legal reference, determining land ownership status or current regulations, or to satisfy the preflight requirements of 14 CFR § 91.103. Content is dynamic and may change over time.

Tundra Pilot and its owner(s), advertisers, employees, volunteers, partners, representatives, agents, authors, affiliates, and contributors (hereinafter referred to as “Tundra Pilot”) do not accept any responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, legality, or reliability of Content. You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Tundra Pilot and that we shall not be liable for loss, damage, expense, or cost of any nature which may arise from your use or inability to use our website, media, information, and Content, or from any action you take as either a direct or indirect result of Content, information, opinions, or other materials we provide.

Tundra Pilot’s website and web map contain links to other websites owned by third parties. The content contained in these websites is not under our control and we take no responsibility for the information contained therein. Links to these third-party websites do not represent an endorsement of the site or that such sites are free from computer viruses or other destructive properties or collection or use of personal data. You expressly agree that your use of the Tundra Pilot website, web map, Content, and all other information, downloadable materials, links is at your sole risk. Tundra Pilot reserves the right to update or revise these Terms of Use. You will be responsible for regularly reexamining the Terms of Use for the latest revision in effect at the time of your use.

Airstrip and Route Naming Conventions

Tundra Pilot’s airstrips and VFR routes are proprietary creative content. To logically locate and reference information and GIS data on our sites, we have adopted the following unofficial naming convention:

Airstrips are named according to the following criteria: 

      1. Historic names and names of indigenous origin such as those that appear on maps, in documents, historic records, and names used by Alaska Native communities. For example, Stuyahok.
      2. Traditional, local, or pioneer names. For example, Grasser’s Airstrip.
      3. Official names. For example, an official FAA name or identifier.
      4. Names given or used by private or public airstrip owners.
      5. Names that reference the nearest known place name or named geographical feature. For example, Mulchatna River.
      6. A derivative name from a named geographical feature in the vicinity, a relative geographical name, the closest land survey benchmark, or a creative descriptive name (in the absence of a nearby named geographical feature or place name). For example, Chaka, is the name of a nearby VABM above the Chakachatna River.

VFR Routes are named according to the following criteria:

      1. Names that reference communities or place names along a route or at route endpoints. For example, Smithers to Ketchikan.
      2. Traditional or local names. For example, Merrill Pass.
      3. Names that reference significant named geographical features along a route or at route endpoints. For example, The Trench.

Names We Won’t Use:

      1. Vulgar, political, disrespectful, or divisive names.
      2. Non-descriptive or nonsensical names.
      3. Trademarked or proprietary names.

Proprietary Rights and Copyright Notice

Tundra Pilot owns the intellectual property rights to our content, including functionalities, compilation, arrangement, design, brand names, text, artwork, information, products, materials, data, text, images, audio, video, look and feel, and graphics that are created or made available by us or contributed by others who have the right to use and distribute such content. You may not copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, modify, re-sell, or distribute in any manner, the material on our website, in our downloads, or material that has been purchased or downloaded, including data, text, photos, audio, video, or graphics without the prior written permission of Tundra Pilot. When you contribute, comment, post, or share content, provide product information or advertise products for sale in our store that is covered by intellectual property rights, you grant Tundra Pilot a transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, global license to use, share, distribute, circulate, modify, copy, sell, publicly display, translate, and use for marketing your content, information, and products.

User Registration and Rules of Conduct 

We welcome all users to our online map. Registration information must be true and accurate. Applicants must provide their legal names. Initials, aliases, pseudonyms, nicknames, or other fictitious names will not be accepted and will result in non-verification, suspension, or deletion.

User-submitted comments are moderated. Off-topic comments will be removed. It’s okay to disagree with someone but personal attacks, insults, hate speech, advocating violence, political comments, misinformation, and other rule violations can result in a permanent ban.

Users are solely responsible for what they post and for violations of the law. Tundra Pilot does not attest or warrant the accuracy of comments or other user-submitted content

Your comments become the property of Tundra Pilot and we may use comments as part of our research, advertising, and site development.

We enforce community standards to promote respectful, constructive conversation. Please report activity and comments that violate our rules.

If you do the following, you violate these Terms of Use:

    • Engage in hateful conduct or dangerous speech.
    • Create controversy, spread rumors, or slander individuals.
    • Engage in rude or disrespectful behavior.
    • Harass, threaten, blame, bully, troll, intimidate, incite drama or violence, or incite argument or conflict.
    • Make personal attacks or statements about ethnicity, heritage, race, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, etc.
    • Post content that is inflammatory, offensive, vulgar, defamatory, infringing, or invasive of personal privacy.
    • Engage in doxxing or flaming.
    • Repeatedly send unwanted messages to Tundra Pilot or other users.
    • Attempt to restrict access to territory or resources or make false claims of ownership or exclusive use rights; engage in territorial aggression.
    • Discourage or interfere with other users’ freedom to legally use and enjoy airstrips located on public land.
    • Post content for the purpose of advertising or promoting resource availability, resource harvest, or other extractive activities – primarily hunting and fishing.
    • Make false claims or spread disinformation.
    • Create or spread propaganda.
    • Post or promote political content or opinions.
    • Post or promote illegal content or promote or encourage illegal activity.
    • Use Tundra Pilot sites for any unauthorized purpose.
    • Interfere with the proper functioning of Tundra Pilot sites.
    • Gain or attempt to gain unauthorized access to Tundra Pilot sites.
    • Attempt to use another user’s account or personal information to gain access to Tundra Pilot sites.
    • Copy, reproduce, share, sell, or distribute Tundra Pilot waypoint files and other GIS data.
    • Copy, reproduce, use, share, sell, or distribute any Tundra Pilot GIS data or content without Tundra Pilot’s express consent or authorization in accordance with these Terms of Use.
    • Upload user-generated content that you do not own or have permission to use or distribute (including photo and video media).
    • Upload user-generated content without express permission from models.
    • Interfere with the use and enjoyment of other Tundra Pilot site users.

The above-referenced list of prohibitions is not intended to be complete or limiting. Your conduct should be guided by respect, decency, and shared interests with other users.