Josh Varickanical grew up lucky. He was surrounded by people who believed in him. He sometimes came up with ideas, that in a normal setting would be brushed off like crumbs on a picnic bench. But not in his supportive upbringing.
When Josh announced he wanted to work as a bush plane pilot in northern Ontario, Canada, his parents, siblings and friends all nodded and assumed he would do it. He arranged a phone interview with one of northern Ontario’s iconic fly-in fishing operators and the conversation went well. He got the job.