She gave up the plane…..

Here’s a big spoiler alert:

There’s a spoiler coming…..and….here it is: This guy, Ralph Edwards, is a homesteader who lived up in the British Columbia area….way back in the bush.

He wanted to find a way to travel to and from his very remote homestead….and spent 10 years figuring out how to build a plane to do it in, but gave up when he discovered that there was going to be too much government red tape to accomplish that….so…..

HE PUT A BACKPACK ON HIS EIGHTEEN YEAR OLD DAUGHTER, GAVE HER 3000 DOLLARS, AND SENT HER HIKING OUT TO THE┬áCITY….WHERE SHE’D NEVER BEEN BEFORE….WHERE SHE TOOK FLYING LESSONS, BOUGHT A PLANE, AND FLEW IT BACK TO THE HOMESTEAD!!

Of course, when she got back, he kind of usurped the whole situation and took over most of the flying….when he got his pilots license in his 60’s.

That’s amazing to me.

I love these homesteading videos.

It’s a crazy hard life….but it looks like a good one.

Man….eighteen years old?

There’s a story….heading to the city to buy a plane.

Wow.

About Peter Rorvig

I'm a non-practicing artist, a mailman, a husband, a father...not listed in order of importance. I believe that things can always get better....and that things are usually better than we think.

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