Bush Pilot: Reflections on a Canadian Myth

This short documentary offers a reflection on the development of the North, where towns are increasingly being remade in the image of the South and bush pilots are slowly becoming obsolete.

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Bob Lower
Norma Bailey
Jerry Krepakevich
executive producer
Michael Scott
Bob Lower
Richard A. Stringer
Alan Lawrence
Elise Swerhone
David Springbett
Jane Creba
Clive Perry
Brian Richardson


  • Brasstacks

    “Again, a myth has been debunked.It is a very hard life being a bush pilot!” — Brasstacks, 7 Nov 2013

  • mcrosbie

    “A very interesting film. My father was a pilot in the late 1940s, learning to fly in night school and flying school at the Vancouver airport. He owned a Culver Cadet to get around the province of BC to do his job as an electrical contractor in various small towns and logging camps etc. ” — mcrosbie, 30 Jan 2013

  • dwyllie49

    “i just loved ths film i'm an old westcoast logger and spent many hours flying in the trusty old beaver she always made sure i got home to my babys, and my hats off to the men who made sure we got there,those guys and gals would get us through all kinds of weather” — dwyllie49, 15 Jul 2012

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