Exciting stories of 28 veteran bush pilots who flew in Alaska's golden age of aviation, from the 1930's through the 1950's.
Library JournalBruder, a commercial floatplane pilot, presents vignettes based on interviews with surviving Alaskan bush pilots who flew from the 1930s through the 1950s. Some of the "pioneers'' proved to be reticent about their experiences, but there are enough accidents, forced landings, narrow escapes, and wilderness survival sagas to please most adventure readers. Bruder, to his credit, pretty much allows the veterans to tell their own stories. While several books about Alaska's bush pilots are available (e.g., The Bush Pilots, Time-Life Bks., 1983), this is a particularly valuable collection of reminiscences of a bygone era. For aviation buffs and true adventure readers. --J.F. Husband, Framingham State Coll., Mass.
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