Looking to get into a career as a bush pilot

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Looking to get into a career as a bush pilot

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I’m looking to get into a career into being a bush pilot. I’m currently getting my private pilots license and am wondering what steps i need to take to become a bush pilot. I live in Colorado if that means anything.
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.. unless u hang around airports and pilots .. "just because"
... brother or close friend "in the business"
... not married & no kids (or dog) .. no dependants ..
.. love macaroni & cheese & save up Pizza for "special occasions"
.. like sleeping on hard floors with a sleeping bag
> would suggest hold up for a while
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Alaska for you if you are serious !!
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Ya. It's not what you see on Youtube. "Bush Flying" is different than "Off Airport Landing". If you're serious about it, stick it out and get your foot in the door now.

Being single also helps your bush career.
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KissPlusOne wrote: Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:15 pm Being single also helps your bush career.
Having a wonderful and understanding significant other also helps.
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Hey folks ,

I wanted to ask about the number of hours that you require to become a bush pilot , given that you have completed your flight training and also the float ratings required . I might complete my flight training by 2023 approx . Can you give me an idea about the jobs that might be available after I have completed my training . I know you cant really predict the future but just an idea would be fine .

Thankyou .
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I think you need to provide more information on what you define as "bush pilot" some areas in remote flying require a instrument rating or are you thinking of just floats.
Year round floats is a west coast thing and in the hinterland a lot of experienced float drivers only work seasonal. Not much action in the winter any more unless you would consider a northern reserve.

lets us know

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Flying in remote areas was some of the most fun I've ever had. If it paid a bit better there's a chance I would have stayed with it instead of moving to the inevitable airline sector. Even if it's for only a short time, cherish the moments you have flying in rural areas in Canada. It will really teach you how to be a good decision maker more than flying circus all day.
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