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Bush flying involves operations in rough terrain where there are often no prepared landing strips or runways, frequently necessitating that bush planes be equipped with abnormally large tires, floats or skis. Alaska bush pilots have romanced the Alaskan landscape some 90 years, since the days that Ben Eielson, Russ Merrill and Joe Crosson -- legends of early Alaska aviation -- captured hearts and headlines across the country. Flying wild into the wilderness motivates scores of young men and women to earn their pilot licensure and look North.