The Myth of the Bush Pilot

Published on September 26, 2013 by in Videos

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Shot in 1978 and completed in 1980, “Bush Pilot: Reflections on a Canadian Myth” was originally planned to be a documentary about the Noorduyn Norseman bush plane. Instead, the film ended up being a nice tribute to the bush pilots of the Canadian north.

The story is a familiar one: how bush planes and bush pilots helped open up the North, and how those changes eventually accelerated to a point where those same planes and pilots became largely anachronistic.

The short 23 minute film features a Mk IV Noorduyn Norseman operated by Northway Aviation of Manitoba, and includes archival footage, as well as interviews with pilots. It’s well worth watching if you have any interest in bush flying, or in the history of Canadian Aviation.

You can read more about the film on the National Film Board of Canada blog.

Learn More

Noorduyn Norseman on Wikipedia
Northway Aviation

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One Response to “The Myth of the Bush Pilot”

  1. Brian says:

    Great to watch, thanks for sharing Mike. Loved the ending.

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