Flying on Instinct: Canada's Bush Pilot Pioneers

Flying on Instinct: Canada's Bush Pilot Pioneers

by L. D. Cross


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781927051849
Publisher: Heritage House
Publication date: 09/28/2012
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

L.D. (Dyan) Cross is an Ottawa writer and member of the Professional Writers Association of Canada, the Canadian Authors Association, and the Creative Non-Fiction Collective. Her business and lifestyle articles have appeared in The Globe and Mail and in magazines such as Weddingbells, Home Business Report, Legion Magazine, Profit Magazine, enRoute, and This Country Canada. Her creative non-fiction has been recognized by the International Association of Business Communicators, the EXCEL Awards for features and editorial writing, and the National Mature Media Awards. In 2011 she received the Ontario Historical Award for her book The Underground Railroad: The Long Journey to Freedom in Canada.

Table of Contents

Prologue 5

Chapter 1 Up and Away 8

Chapter 2 From War Birds to Wilderness Wings 18

Chapter 3 Winged Workhorses and Flying Canoes 33

Chapter 4 Airborne Exploration 43

Chapter 5 The Flying Knight of the Northland 56

Chapter 6 May, Mercy and a Manhunt 68

Chapter 7 From Bush Life to Corporate Life 79

Chapter 8 Tales from Mountain Valleys 93

Chapter 9 Women Take to the Skies 102

Chapter 10 Risky Rescues and Tragic Losses 110

Chapter 11 A Bird's-Eye View 122

Epilogue 133

Some Museums with Bush Plane Holdings 136

Selected Bibliography 137

Index 139

Acknowledgements 141

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