Cowboys of the Sky: The Story of Alaska's Bush Pilots

Cowboys of the Sky: The Story of Alaska's Bush Pilots

by Steve Levi
     
 

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For more than 80 years, bush pilots have carried supplies, delivered mail, and transported emergency personnel over Alaska's rugged terrain. They've flown with felons handcuffed to the seat, with corpses strapped to the wing, and with drugged polar bears sleeping in the cargo compartment. Ever since aviation came to Alaska planes have been far more important than cars

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For more than 80 years, bush pilots have carried supplies, delivered mail, and transported emergency personnel over Alaska's rugged terrain. They've flown with felons handcuffed to the seat, with corpses strapped to the wing, and with drugged polar bears sleeping in the cargo compartment. Ever since aviation came to Alaska planes have been far more important than cars or truck to the residents of the far-flung bush communities. In Cowboys of the Sky: The Story of Alaska's Bush Pilots, humorist and historian Steven C. Levi takes you on a wild ride through the heyday of aviation in Alaska, from the golden years, before federal regulations curbed the more dangerous and outlandish flying practices, all the way to the present. Through photographs and anecdotes, you'll meet brave and colorful pilots, the true cowboys of the sky who carved the face of America's Last Frontier.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594332869
Publisher:
Publication Consultants
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Series:
Cowboys of the Sky: The Story of Alaska's Bush Pilots
Sold by:
Content 2 Connect
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
363,467
File size:
8 MB

Meet the Author

Steven C. Levi is a long-term Alaskan writer and historian. He spent his first year as a teacher in the Bush and has been writing about Alaska's history and its Bush pilot heritage for three decades. He has more than 30 books in print, the most recent being a history of the Alaska Gold Rush, Boom or Bust in the Alaska Gold Fields, an Alaska Gold Rush novel CADZOW, and this book, Cowboys of the Sky, which was a selection of the Alaska Library Association's Battle of the Books. Levi lives in Anchorage with his wife, Susan.

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