This crazy bush pilot lands his small plane on a mountain ridge the size of a postage stamp…and then he drops over the side and takes off again!
This pilot reminds me of those crazy bush pilots you see in the movies. You know, the guys who fly planes held together with duct tape and a prayer, who take off and land on spots the size of napkins, and who laugh maniacally a lot. Well, this bush pilot has a good looking plane, but everything else rings true.
At first you’re thinking, “Nah, he’s not going to try to land there. Is he?” But he does. He brings it to a stop and you don’t even see the ground in front of the plane. And why would you? It’s on a freaking incline, after all!
Then he jokes, “Ooh, it’s a chilly sumbitch out there!” Starts the engine and… Rolls forward and drops off the ridge! And he’s flying again!
Oy vey, aye carumba and hail mary! That is some flying, that’s for sure. This is a man who knows the capabilities of his machine.
You have to love the sense of adventure and living on the edge of these bush pilots. It’s a crazy profession, that is for sure, and I tip my hat to the men and women who perform this duty of flying small planes into and out of remote places. Good job!
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