"I've flown Travelairs for thousands of hours without using any parachutes. You can't use a parachute in them anyway because the cargo is loaded to the roof and you can't get out. But why get out? If you can't fly the biggest piece back, then ride it down. Fly what you have left to the ground and land the damn thing. Even in the trees, land it and walk away....."
---Mountain pilot Bob Johnson
Great quote out of a great book, Fly The Biggest Piece Back, by Steve Smith. About Bob Johnson and Johnson Flying Service of Missoula, Montana in the early days. What eventually became Evergreen Airlines. Great read and some really good stories. Highly recommended. Took me forever to get through it, but thats my fault for being to damned busy!
For those of you who are clueless, Bob Johnson is probably the most notable pilot to ever come out of Montana, and a bush flying legend.