The Arctic Fox: Bush Pilot of the North Country

The Arctic Fox: Bush Pilot of the North Country

by Don C. Braun
     
 

The true life story of Canadian Arctic bush pilot Don C. Braun is must reading for aviation fans, His fireside narrative plus 32 pages of photos capture the spirit and adventures of the first man to land a wheeled aircraft at the North Pole. Born on a farm near St. Cloud. Minnesota, in 1913, Don built and flew a glider as a teenager and then operated an aircraft…  See more details below

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The true life story of Canadian Arctic bush pilot Don C. Braun is must reading for aviation fans, His fireside narrative plus 32 pages of photos capture the spirit and adventures of the first man to land a wheeled aircraft at the North Pole. Born on a farm near St. Cloud. Minnesota, in 1913, Don built and flew a glider as a teenager and then operated an aircraft repair shop at Harlem Airport in Chicago in the 1930s. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1941 and flew the North West Staging Route from Edmonton to Alaska. His first bush flying was in an RCAF Norseman during the war years, and he went on to become one of the best known and most respected Canadian Arctic bush pilots of his time. He joined with Max Ward in getting Wardair off the ground as a small charter operation out of Yellowknife in the 1950s. While Max grew Wardair into one of the world's premier charter airlines, Don preferred the cockpit and the North. His stories of close calls and life in the North Country are laced with humor and total honesty. Don always spoke his mind, and this handsome book does no less. The Arctic Fox, as he was known in the North, was superbly resourceful, bailing himself out of tight situations almost daily in his days of High Arctic flying. A great pilot and an even better mechanic, Don shares details aviation fans will know and love. This is your book, pilots and all others who love flying.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780595003297
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Pages:
292
Sales rank:
1,172,478
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

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