The Ontario bush-plane trail
Floatplanes at work in 2013
My good friend Michael Prophet had visited the bush-plane operators of Ontario in 2009 and described this bush-plane trail in detail on his superb internet site. In June this year, together with fellow aviation enthusiast Mr. Servaas Verbrugge, who is also a dedicated supporter of the round-engines and floatplane operations, I decided to follow Michael’s footsteps and see these beautiful floatplanes at work.
Our plan was to do more or less the same tour as Michael did and so our itinerary included such places as Kenora, Vermillion Bay, Nestor Falls, Minaki, Red lake, Ear Falls, Sioux Lookout and Ignace.
I would like to thank Mr. Ruud Leeuw, Micheal S. Prophet and many other bush plane enthusiasts for their editorial consultancy in preparing this lengthy trip report.