Bush pilots do some amazing stuff. After all, they spend their careers flying in the most rugged parts of the world, in weather that would keep the boots of other pilots planted firmly on the ground.
The result is a lifetime of experience in getting into and out of hairy places—under less-than-desirable conditions.
Though we’ve ridden in more than a few bush planes, we’ve never seen anything the likes of which this pilot did. Granted, the plane’s light weight and oversize wings, combined with a fierce headwind, had a lot to do with the success of the incredible feat.
But still—dropping a fixed-wing aircraft on a dime? It just ain’t natural.