Bush Pilot: Reflections on a Canadian Myth

Bush Pilot: Reflections on a Canadian Myth


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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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Bush Pilot: Reflections on a Canadian Myth, Bob Lower & Norma Bailey, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Bob Lower
    Norma Bailey
  • producer
    Jerry Krepakevich
  • executive producer
    Michael Scott
  • writer
    Bob Lower
  • cinematography
    Richard A. Stringer
    Alan Lawrence
    Elise Swerhone
  • sound
    David Springbett
  • editing
    Jane Creba
  • re-recording
    Clive Perry
  • narrator
    Brian Richardson

  • LaRocque, L

    A 1980 documentary that I enjoyed.

    LaRocque, L, 28 Aug 2020
  • 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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