Here’s an interesting story of a bush flight that didn’t go quite according to expectation. A pilot and passenger executing a low level wildlife survey flight find themselves in a bit of bother when the passenger declares he needs a ‘comfort stop’ and the pilot decides to land off airport.
While reading, I found many of the pilot’s comments sounded just a little bit too familiar. Were those occasional close calls just exciting experiences to relate in the flying club bar or had I taken them seriously as the lessons they almost certainly were?
This story is written candidly by the pilot and has useful lessons for us all – read to the end!
Story courtesy of Backcountry Pilot.