bush pilot


Definition of bush pilot

: a pilot who flies a small plane into remote areas

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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 The Alaska Trophy Hunts website described Shankster as a bush pilot, trapper, tanner and master guide working in Alaska since 1985. Anchorage Daily News, "Colorado hunting guide accused of wasting meat fined $35,000," 8 June 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 Ben Kellie took a short path from helping his bush pilot father in Nikiski to launching SpaceX rockets in California. Anchorage Daily News, "How rural Alaska tinkering prepared a SpaceX engineer to launch rockets," 7 Jan. 2018 The company consulted first responders, the military, bush pilots, doctors, mountain guides and others on the Seventy2 and cross-referenced their work with ready.gov, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other emergency responders. Terry Gardner, latimes.com, "Why it's time to finally get your 'go bags' ready in case of emergency," 16 Dec. 2017 This is the same immutable sky that Markham knew sleeping out as a bush pilot, and also as a girl in Njoro. Paula Mclain, Town & Country, "An Insanely Glamorous Love Triangle," 2 Sep. 2015

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1936, in the meaning defined above

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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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