Those of you who have been watching Flying Wild Alaska on the Discovery Channel on Friday nights might get a kick out of this. Era Alaska pilot Doug Doherty did an audio interview with the folks at the new site called Oddballpilot.com. Doug is the pilot-in-command of the Beech 1900D that transported the dynamite tipped spears for the folks on St. Lawrence Island in episode #3.
Oddballpilot.com is run by a friend of mine and former ACES Studios team member, Mike Singer and Aidan Loehr, a seasoned bush pilot in the Pacific Northwest. Why the site was created is described below:
“Between jobs, Aidan often found himself sleeping on Mike’s couch. Leveraging Mike’s research skills, we spent many late nights in front of the computer hunting down information about non-conventional flying jobs.
During one particular caffeine-infused research session last Spring, we realized there was no single source on the web that focused on what we had started to refer to as “oddball flying.” Right then and there we decided to put our skills, knowledge, and experience together to create such a resource.”
With the popularity of Flying Wild Alaska, hopefully this “odd” segment of the aviation industry will attract interested souls into this segment of aviation. From what I gather, there is never a dull moment!