Sep 25th 2014 by freshyrocks • 33 Questions • 641 Points
Been flying out here for 6 months. It's plenty entertaining. Ask me anything but where and who I work for.
Edit 2: Our Chief Masturabatory Officer /u/carra909 is trying to get in on the action. Feel free to call him a cunt.
It's like the opposite here in Canada, no one wants to fly bush really, vs local regional stuff, but there is northern pay in my province because there's some oil and gas sites up north in remote areas that need equipment and supplies, they run hot shot flights into barren areas, they will usually get paid a good amount extra, but again, flying into the middle of nowhere, usually shitty weather etc.
Yeah I've heard Canadian aviation is very similar to ours. Same types same industries (mining and oil).
Do you ever tell women, "Hey, I'm a bush pilot. Welcome to my cockpit." ?
Yes. Navigating a bush can be hard work.
Is it true that women glow and men plunder?
Follow up: can you hear the thunder?
Yes they glow. Yes, plunder is possible. Not right now.
If you're buying bread from a man in Brussels.
Ever get lost? What kind of Nav-aids do you have out there?
Cara909 has this answered. Sometimes the vis is so bad from haze flying straight can be a pain in the ass. For example this from last week still has 8km vis for legal VFR navigation, but at that point you just fly on instruments.
What specifically do you do / transport? Are you transporting people or goods? Pictures look awesome!
Aboriginal people from the desert communities, doctors, nurses, teachers, tradesmen. A lot of cargo flights in the wet season when the roads flood and the only way to get supplies in is to fly.
Like a babies buttocks.
If by pilots hat you mean a baseball cap with the companies logo on it... then nope.
Ever thought about flying in Africa? Always see some ads for bush pilots wanted there
The pay is a bit worse, flying is moderately more dangerous and you have to work with the French.
Very much so, one of the reasons i came up here was to see what its like. We have the worlds second highest tides (second to Canada) and worlds second oldest rocks (fucking canada again) 3,000 million- 2,400 million; So old that they even predate life. I still find it amazing looking at the structure of the land around me when im flying. A birds eye view on anything will change your perspective on any place and i find it cool looking at a vein of quarts or a massive sandstone cliff and imaging what its been through in the many millions of years to get to the stage its at right now.
MADDDD!!!! na its pretty humbling to be living out a dream that we have all been working hard for. Hopefuly it pays off one day.
The town is controlled by two families. The north camp and south camp fight for control of the general store in order to starve the other out. Coppers say it has been going on for 50 years. Some bloke was trying to hit people with his car just last week.
Had to google it. No yowies in WA.
Not nearly enough. But I have been told my game is below par.
Beef Jerky: Pilot food from the gods.
have you ever been on any cliché adventures while beating around the bush? Do you see yourself as a han solo type character? Have you ever "transported" an old man, a teenager and two droids?
I swear our jobs would still exist in the Star Wars universe.