History of bush flying

Jonathan Watson

important facts

-Used for remote operations where cars and ground bound vehicle s can not go.

-major role in northern exploration

- carried cargo, people, and supplies to remote areas

- large use of skies and pontoons for off field landings

important people

Ben Eielson

-flew explorers all over north

-flew for Farthest North Airlines

-carried cargo, passengers, ect. to remote areas.

-considered one of the first bush pilots

-died trying to save iced boat

Grant McConachie

-Canada air pacific

-mainly delivered mail,fright, supplies


major changes

-more use of avionics and other electronics.

- southern influence

-not AS remote areas

-still main use of transportation

-in winter months, only mode of transportation