Solo pilots still a reality for small-plane travel
from The Globe and Mail
According to author Gary Mason: Frequently, I fly between Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, aboard a commercial float plane. It's almost always a staggeringly beautiful flight. It's common for the pilot — the lone pilot — to invite a passenger to come up and sit beside him in the cockpit. I've done it often and can tell you it's quite the joyride, particularly during takeoffs and landings. But as often as I've marvelled at the wondrous surroundings below me, and gotten a charge out of watching the pilot in action, something else has frequently crossed my mind: What if this guy has a heart attack?
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