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Author Stapleton, Rob, author.

Title Alaska's Bush Pilots [electronic resource] / Rob Stapleton.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Arcadia Publishing Inc, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (128 pages)
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Summary A thrilling ride alongside the daredevil aviators who first braved the unknown of Alaska's wilderness. Bush pilots are known as rough, tough, resourceful people who fly their aircraft into tight spots in the worst of weather. Alaska's bush pilots are all of that and more. Acting as pioneers in a land with 43,000 miles of coastline and North America's largest mountains, Alaska's bush pilots were and are visionaries of a lifestyle of freedom. Flying came late to Alaska but caught on quickly. The first flight was made over a three-day exhibition at Fairbanks, July 3-5, 1913. James Martin first flew that aircraft, owned by him and his wife, Lilly, and investors Arthur Williams and R.S. McDonald. Ever since, Alaskan bush pilots have found that they were calculators of their own fate, flying in fragile aircraft over vast stretches of tundra or through towering mountain passes. This book examines the pioneer aviators and the aircraft types such as the Stearman, Stinson, and Lockheed, many of which were tested and crashed in the far north regions of Alaska.
Note Publisher metadata.
Subject Airplanes -- Alaska -- History.
Airplanes -- Alaska -- Pictorial works.
Aeronautics -- Alaska -- History.
Aeronautics -- Alaska -- Pictorial works.
Bush pilots -- Alaska -- History.
Bush pilots -- Alaska -- Pictorial works.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Alaska Aviation Museum.
ISBN 9781439642825 (epub)
Standard No. 9781439642825

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