Intrepid pilots from the Ohio Bush Planes find a bare piece of ground that may not be level, but it’s inviting.
Hiding far beneath the surface of aviation’s well-known conservative demeanor are those who find their flying excitement off the beaten path. Far off the beaten path. These are the backcountry/off-airport folks who are having more fun than anyone should be allowed. All it takes is the right airplane, the right training and the right attitude to jump in and discover aviation all over again.
“Why do I do it?” answers John Graham, off-airport addict and one of the founders of the Ohio Bush Planes (www.ohiobushplanes.com). “It may have started because I’m a pipeline patrol pilot and spend a lot of time cruising low, and I wanted to be able to put the airplane anywhere should I have a problem. However, after our first Alaska trip, I was hooked. Landing off-airport is addictive.”