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5 edition of Bush pilots found in the catalog.

Bush pilots

Canada"s wilderness daredevils

by Peter Boer

  • 256 Want to read
  • 16 Currently reading

Published by Folklore Pub. in [Edmonton] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Canada, Northern,
  • Canada (Nord)
    • Subjects:
    • Bush pilots -- Canada, Northern -- History.,
    • Bush pilots -- Canada, Northern -- Biography.,
    • Pilotes de brousse -- Canada (Nord) -- Histoire.,
    • Pilotes de brousse -- Canada (Nord) -- Biographies.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementPeter Boer.
      GenreBiography., Biographies.
      SeriesLegends series, Legends (Edmonton, Alta.)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTL523 .B64 2004
      The Physical Object
      Pagination236 p. :
      Number of Pages236
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3374890M
      ISBN 101894864123
      LC Control Number2004463982

        The book showcases more than vintage images of bush pilots and their role in Alaska’s history. Bush pilots are known as rough, tough, resourceful people who fly their aircraft into tight spots in the worst of weather. This new pictorial history shows how Alaska’s bush pilots are all of that and more, according to the publisher. This book is dedicated to the bush pilot's wives. Women were part of the exciting bush flying. Women worked alongside their men and endured the same hardships. They laughed, loved, and gave birth to new generations. Some were of an era in Alaska when those early bush pilots were making legends.


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