Harold Dougal got into flying when flying was young, and spent his life as a professional pilot, most of it in a part of the United States that "stands on end." In this book of true tales, in addition to sharing dos and don'ts of mountain flying, he tells about early aircraft and aviation, about life in remote parts of Idaho, about people he's met and places he's gone, and of adventures made more exciting by mechanical failure, bad weather, cattle or tractors on the runway, airfields that can only be successfully approached one way, customers who ask the impossible, odd characters met in small towns, student pilots who haven't yet learned to navigate, and more. Illustrated with black and white photos and line drawings.
|Product dimensions:||6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.62(d)|
About the Author
Harold Dougal's first flight was in a Tri-Motor Stinson in 1937. He went on to fly almost anything he could get his hands on, in an aviation career that spanned decades. He was chief pilot for Bradley Mining Company, general manager for Boise Air Service, chief pilot for Mackay Bar Corporation, and chief pilot for S.P. Aircraft. He also helped build two ranches in the Idaho wilderness. He is a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Navy. He took his pilot training using the G.I Bill. He logged more than 20,000 hours flying time by 1989, when he retired from commercial flying. After that, he continued to teach students and give flight reviews.