Thirsty birds

Posted by on Friday, October 1, 2010 at 6:00 am


The Beaver and Otter aircraft were designed with pilots in mind.  They were designed for the bush and the job they do.  Part of the design of the aircraft is being able to fuel the plane without climbing up on the wing. Part of preparing for every day of flying is ensuring engine oil and fuel are sufficient for the flight.  Floats are pumped of excess water and a good walk around the aircraft is performed.  The pilot does this himself.  The pilot also loads his own aircraft.   Many guest only see the fuelling, loading and flying part but there is more to being a bush pilot than meets the eye.  This is not a job for guys with white shirts and soft hands.