Impact – a cautionary tale of bush flying gone wrong

ImpactHere’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.