Alaska's Ultimate Bush Pilots (2015)

Alaska's Ultimate Bush Pilots

2015-2015

The Island Air team pilot de Havilland Beavers - single-engine, high-wing, propeller-driven bush planes - fly anywhere they need to go. Their mission is to move explorers and adventure seekers, hunters and anglers, tourists and locals, archeologists and surfers and prospectors deep into the Kodiak back country; taking off and landing on water, dirt, dry stream beds, on the sides of mountains, amid bolder fields, even on glaciers. But when the weather doesn't cooperate, tensions run high - it's the pilots who must make the call about whether it’s safe to fly - and staying grounded is seldom a popular decision. It may be a cliché, but it’s true: there are bold pilots and there are old pilots, but there are no old, bold pilots.