bush pilot


Definition of bush pilot

: a pilot who flies a small plane into remote areas

Examples of bush pilot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Burnett spent some time as a carpenter in the Lower 48 before returning to Alaska as a bush pilot. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Oct. 2021 There’s also a bush pilot demonstration and a visit to the Trail Breaker Kennel. Scott Mcmurren, Anchorage Daily News, 22 May 2021 In March 1943, on the first day with favorable weather conditions, bush pilot Clarence Rhode carried an FBI special agent and an Alaska Game Commission representative north from Anchorage towards Talkeetna. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, 14 Feb. 2021 Rob Wilson, played by Hankerson, is a Vietnam veteran and helicopter pilot who leaves his wife, Maria, played by Knight, to seek his fortune as a bush pilot in Alaska. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Jan. 2021 The author evokes her childhood in the Great Rift Valley of Kenya and her exploits as a bush pilot. National Geographic, 15 May 2020 Suddenly, his pain vanishes, and Compie, a bush pilot, arrives to rescue him. Christof Koch, Scientific American, 19 May 2020 In August, bush pilot Kirk Johnson flies Acacia and me over McNeil Falls in a single-engine aircraft. Acacia Johnson, National Geographic, 14 Jan. 2020 The bathtubs were destined for a new lodge under construction in Kotzebue for bush pilot Sam Shafsky, who also flew for Alaska Airlines. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of bush pilot

1936, in the meaning defined above

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23 Oct 2021

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“Bush pilot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bush%20pilot. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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

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