Flight of Gold: Two Pilots' True Adventure Discovering Alaska's Legendary Gold Wreck

Flight of Gold: Two Pilots' True Adventure Discovering Alaska's Legendary Gold Wreck

by Kevin McGregor

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780988977242
Publisher: In-Depth Editions, LLC
Publication date: 06/01/2013
Pages: 392
Sales rank: 704,350
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

A commercial airline pilot, retired Air Force Major, and Desert Storm Veteran, Kevin A. McGregor is an experienced mountain climber, having climbed the high peaks of Colorado, California, and Mexico, Mt. Rainier, as well as Kala Patar near Mt. Everest. He is also an avid bush pilot, who frequently flies to remote mountainous areas. With his expedition partner, Marc Millican, he has been featured on Dateline NBC, National Geographic, CNN, King 5 TV and many other television news programs. (Kevin passed away in 2015)

Table of Contents

Preface 13

Prologue 15

Chapter 1 Just Another Cockpit Story 17

Chapter 2 Campfire Tales 21

Chapter 3 Fate 28

Chapter 4 First Attempt 34

Chapter 5 The 1994 Expedition 40

Chapter 6 Cold, Hard Research 50

Chapter 7 Solo 56

Chapter 8 Mystery of the Missing Files 72

Chapter 9 The Voyage of the SS Sunset 84

Chapter 10 The South Ridge 93

Chapter 11 Letters 105

Chapter 12 Homeward Bound 112

Chapter 13 Last Chance 120

Chapter 14 The Abyss 131

Chapter 15 Aftermath 148

Chapter 16 Rumors 163

Chapter 17 Gold and the Glacier 167

Chapter 18 Destiny 172

Chapter 19 Buddies 200

Chapter 20 Going for the Gold 211

Chapter 21 Two Steps Forward, One Step Back 219

Chapter 22 Retracing Time and Treasure 222

Chapter 23 Confirmation 236

Chapter 24 A Long, Cold Winter 241

Chapter 25 Contact with the Relatives 262

Chapter 26 We're Going For It 267

Chapter 27 The Human Touch 274

Chapter 28 Rescue/Media Blitz 283

Chapter 29 Closure 294

Chapter 30 The Cold Case File 301

Chapter 31 Who Am I? 306

Chapter 32 End Game 322

Chapter 33 What About the Gold? 331

Chapter 34 Cold Cache 340

Epilogue 362

Appendix 374

Bibliography 378

Author Notes/Acknowledgments 387

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Flight of Gold: Two Pilots True Adventure Discovering Alaska's Legendary Gold Wreck 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book for the historical content and the adventure these pilots took the reader on. The story flowed and kept my interest so I give it 5 stars!
Superior_Shores More than 1 year ago
This is one of those books that is so hard to put down. My congratulations to the two explorers for keeping the personal touch in their story of one of those virtually unheard of plane crashes. You don't need to be a pilot, a hiker, or an explorer to truly enjoy this true story of adventure and intrigue. It would have been a 5-Star rating expect the black and white photos just didn't cut it. I found my self feeling the Alaskan weather right along with the author and everything they went through. Hats off to Kevin and Marc for a job well-done and a story well-told.
mdetraveler More than 1 year ago
This book is an easy read and a real page turner.  The two explorers undertook a remarkable journey in finding the legendary lost plan and researching the background of the plan, its crew and its passengers.  I felt like I was in the back seat of their plan as they flew over the glacier that held the plane and attempted to land. IExperiencing the near disasters they had felt personal. I could almost feel the and smell the air as they walked across the glacier and overcame its many challenges.