bush pilot

noun

Definition of bush pilot

: a pilot who flies a small plane into remote areas

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Its five private acres used to house just one small mountain shack used by famous Alaskan bush pilot Don Sheldon, who pioneered the technique of glacier landings on Denali back in the 1950s and 1960s. Ashley Mateo, Town & Country, "Explore the Last Frontier of Luxury Travel In the U.S.: Alaska," 23 Aug. 2019 If the remaining bush pilots who have delivered outsiders to these sites for decades retire without others filling their roles, there may one day be no realistic way of reaching many of them. Zach Montague, New York Times, "An Adirondack Wilderness All Your Own," 22 July 2019 The Piper Super Cub is a nimble favorite of Alaska bush pilots who land on and take off from gravel bars and mountaintops. Anchorage Daily News, "The dragonfly, Alaska’s state insect, is a nimble flying machine," 20 July 2019 In Botswana, Brent has covered bush pilots in the Okavango Delta, and indigenous bushmen communities. National Geographic, "Tanzania High School Photography Workshop," 12 June 2019 Margie Steigerwald, spokeswoman for the park, told the Anchorage Daily News the bodies were recovered less than two miles from where Renken and Huffman were dropped off by a bush pilot on June 22. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "Missouri hikers were on 'trip of a lifetime' in Alaska. Their lives ended there," 5 July 2018 Interviewees include Alaska bush pilot and all-around adventurer Leighan Falley and professional skier, adventurer, and storyteller Brody Levin. Chris Van Leuven, Outside Online, "The Best Adventure Podcast You Should Be Listening To," 19 Apr. 2018 Peter Gould also mentions that after the events of the finale, Jesse might have fled to New Zealand to become a bush pilot, which, sure, why not? Scott Meslow, GQ, "Breaking Bad Writers Reveal All the Other Ways It Could Have Ended," 25 Jan. 2018 If the remaining bush pilots who have delivered outsiders to these sites for decades retire without others filling their roles, there may one day be no realistic way of reaching many of them. Zach Montague, New York Times, "An Adirondack Wilderness All Your Own," 22 July 2019

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1936, in the meaning defined above

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bush pilot

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bush pilot

chiefly US : a pilot who flies a small airplane into areas that are hard to reach

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