no requirements to be a member of the Utah Back Country Pilots, per
se. We have no "bush pilot" tests or attitude, and no aircraft
type restrictions. In fact one need not be a pilot or own an aircraft
of any kind, even though a lot of us are private pilots and do own or
fly some type of general aviation aircraft.
is necessary for participation, is an enjoyment of exploring the fantastic
scenery and rich history of rural Utah by airplane, and a resolve to
help protect the future use of these backcountry airstrips.
yearly Membership helps to fund this protection effort for you and your
entire family. These dues provide our treasury with the ability to map,
measure and inventory Utah airstrips. They are used to provide windsocks
and interpretive signs, and in some cases, to pay outright for the lease
of the runway property as was done with Happy Canyon. This website is
maintained with a combination of those dues and personal free time.
UBCP is refining it's Airstrip Database to enhance safety in the backcountry,
and writes Public Comments in support of air access. In some cases UBCP
has been forced to go to court as an Intervener in legal battles surrounding
certain airstrips. We're happy to report that we've prevailed on both
occasions. None of the Board of Directors nor any of the members every
receive any monetary compensation for their individual efforts. They've
just rolled up their sleeves and donated their personal time. We can
safely say that the satisfaction of the endeavor and the camaraderie
and meeting of new friends along the way, makes it an interesting hobby
and a worthwhile pastime.
to invite you to join us. Go to the "Application Form" page
and join today. With your generous support, this type of recreation
will be available for our children to enjoy. Thanks, and 'see you in