Video: how a drone pilot became a bush pilot


Trent Palmer makes some of the most amazing flying videos anywhere, usually involving bush planes with big tires – and rarely involving paved runways. What most people don’t know is that Trent was initially terrified of flying. Watch this video to learn how he conquered his fears, and of course see some great backcountry flying.

Video from Trent Palmer.

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Coming from an aviation family, John grew up in the back of small airplanes and learned to fly as a teenager. Ever since, he has been hooked on anything with wings and regularly flies a Citabria, a Pilatus PC-12 and a Robinson R44 helicopter. He is an ATP and also holds ratings for multiengine, seaplanes, gliders, and helicopters. In addition to being Editor-in-Chief of Air Facts, John is a Vice President at Sporty’s Pilot Shop, responsible for new product development and marketing.


  1. Trent Palmer has been part of my motivation to get back to flying after 30 years. I didn’t realize how I missed flying.

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