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World Pilots' Day

"🎵 The lake is ice
The beaver skis touchdown on a thin stone cover
The daylight's dim but there is still work to do before it's over
They'll be no sleep for me when I'm out here in the wild
Until I'm sure that my wings are safe as my own child
I can't get it wrong
I'm an old bush pilot"

~ Chris Rawlings

Though the term bush pilot has been used since the 19th century in Australia, today bush and bush piloting refers to exploration of areas apart from the Australian Outback such as forests or wilderness in other countries such as Canada, Alaska, and other generally inaccessible areas. Bush flying involves operations in rough terrain where there are often no prepared landing strips or runways. Often, it may be the only viable way of delivering people and supplies into more difficult to reach, remote locations. The exploits of legendary bush pilots and their amazing risks and rescues are documented in film and story.🛩️

Though the term bush pilot has been used since the 19th century to describe remote wilderness area beyond clearings and settlements such as remote regions in Australia, today bush and bush piloting refers to areas that might be called forest or wilderness in other countries such as Canada, Alaska, and other generally inaccessible areas.


 Bush flying involves operations in rough terrain where there are often no prepared landing strips or runways, frequently necessitating that bush planes be equipped with abnormally large tires, floats, skis or any other equipment necessary for unpaved runway operation. It is the only viable way of delivering people and supplies into more difficult to reach, remote locations.


Bush flying was originally undertaken for exploration and development, but became important for rescue operations. 


This tartan was seen in the Bush Pilot Museum in Sault Ste Marie, Canada in September 2006.


For more about famous Bush Pilots of history, click the plane!