What does the work of a bush pilot look like? How does it feel to grow up as an indigenous person? And why do people live in floating homes? This podcast gives answers.
Joel Strong-Covello explains what bush flying is and how he became a pilot.
In the early days of Yellowknife, when there was no highway connecting it to the south, floatplanes played a major role for exploration and transportation. Although their importance changed over the decades, their sound is still omnipresent when you come to Yellowknife in summer. One of the pilots is Joel Strong-Covello who lives in Yellowknife for five years. He works for Ahmic Air, a local company that does sightseeing tours as well as commercial transportation with planes on floats and skis. In this episode he explains what bush flying means and how it is done today.
About »People of Yellowknife«
In 2018 I lived in Yellowknife for three months. During this time I was astonished of how different this place is to what I am used to in Germany, my homecountry. The city is surrounded by a vast, rocky landscape, the sound of float planes is omnipresent and the first snow arrives as early as mid-September.
For this show, I’ve had conversations with six locals: about their work, their way of living and the hard times of their lives.
You wonder why the logo of the podcast shows a raven? That’s simply because I haven’t seen more ravens in any other place than in Yellowknife. So for me the raven became iconic for the city.
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