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The Utah Back Country Pilots Association was created in 1996 to help preserve and protect Utah's premiere back country airstrips. These airstrips allow access to various areas of our great state, many of which inaccessible by other means.

The UBCP created this website to help educate the public about who we are, what we do, and how you can help. Being a pilot has never been and never will be a requirement to join our organization.

We welcome any and all who may have an interest in the back country to join us at one of our events! Head to the NEWS section to see what we're up to today.

Recent Airstrip Reports


Safety Through Experience

Through the sharing experiences, the UBCP has built upon a foundation of safe operating practices in some of the most challenging aspects of back country aviation.

Preservation of Airstrips

Because of the great initiative exercised by the UBCP Board Members of the past, airstrips such as Mexican Mountain, once sought to be closed, are open to the public today.

Responsible Use Practices

The UBCP and its members endorse and exercise responsible use practices such as “Pack it in / Pack it out” and “Tread Lightly” as well as some of our own in-house programs.

Building Community

From hosting regular meetings, to back country fly-ins, and our random meet-ups on Fremont Island, the UBCP aims to build a community of back country aviation enthusiasts.



Some of the recent happenings in the UBCP

Upcoming Events
Event Starts Ends
Spanish Fork Wings & Wheels9/26/20, 8:00 AM9/26/20, 6:00 PM
UBCP Fall Fly-in at location TBD10/10/20, 9:00 AM10/10/20, 5:00 PM
Recent News
Title Published
Locomotive Springs TFR5/15/20
Fremont Island Closed5/20/19


Without the great efforts of our members, many of Utah's pristine wilderness airstrips would cease to exist today. Together, we can continue the legacy of preserving and protecting Utah's Back Country Airstrips. We invite anyone and everyone to join us.