The Last Bush Pilots

The Last Bush Pilots

by Eric Auxier


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"You won't want to put down THE LAST BUSH PILOTS while the midnight sun still shines."-Airways Magazine


So begins the literary thrill ride that is "The Last Bush Pilots."

Author, airline Captain and popular blogger Eric Auxier brings his former bush flying to life in his second novel, "The Last Bush Pilots."

Two young pilots, Daniel "DC" Alva and Allen David Foley, take on the world's most dangerous flying: the Alaska bush. But Mother Nature-and a sexy Native Alaskan-stand in their way.

Southeast Alaska Seaplanes, Juneau. Retired airline Captain Dusty Tucker pilots a renegade band of flying misfits. Meet legendary bush pilot Jake "Crash" Whitakker, equally adept at landing planes and ladies-and "crashin' 'em" as well; prankster pilot Ralph Olaphsen, who once set an extinct volcano ablaze on April Fool's Day; and no-nonsense Check Airman Holly Innes, trying to cut a respectable niche in the notoriously macho bush pilot world-while escaping a dangerous past.

Amid Alaska's volatile skies, DC and Allen face escalating challenges in and out of the cockpit. As the two "cheechackos," or greenhorns, learn the ropes, they are also roped into Crash and Ralph's hare-brained scheme, "Operation Dirty Harry." Under the suspicious nose of Draconian FAA Inspector Frederick Bruner, the pilots hatch a plot to hijack and rescue a planeload of orphaned bear cubs. Moreover, mischievous Tlingit Indian Tonya Hunter, as wild and unpredictable as the land in which she lives, plays the two lovestruck cheechackos against each other.

But the true villain of the story is Mother Nature herself. Alaska's notoriously fickle weather and rugged terrain take on a life of its own. Can the two cheechackos survive Her relentless onslaught and launch their fledgeling airline careers?

"Eric Auxier is the next Tom Clancy of Aviation." -Tawni Waters, Author, "Beauty of the Broken," "Siren Song," Grand Prize Recipient - "Best Travel Writers of 2010."

"With over 12,000 hours of Alaskan bush flying, reading 'The Last Bush Pilots' was like looking in a mirror. Nice work, Eric." -CloudDancer, Author, "CloudDancer's Alaskan Chronicles"

"Eric paints a picture of flying with words that are every bit as beautiful and moving as anything ever drawn or photographed. "

"I flew through The Last Bush Pilots in one sitting, keeping my seatbelt securely fastened. A fast-paced tale, thoroughly enjoyed."
-John Wegg, Editor Airways Magazine

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781480279889
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/17/2012
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Author Eric Auxier is a Captain for a major U.S. airline and a popular blogger worldwide ("Adventures of Cap'n Aux",
"The Last Bush Pilots," is his 2nd novel, and is inspired by his wild experiences as a young bush pilot in Alaska. The award-winning Young Adult espionage novel, "Code Name: Dodger" is his first novel, and is also available on Amazon in print or ebook.
Mr. Auxier is currently working on "Water & Air," a sequel to "The Last Bush Pilots," which will be his 10th book. He recently released "Cartel Kidnapping," Book Two in the increasingly popular "Code Name: Dodger" adventure series, and just released "There I Wuz! Adventures From 4 Decades in the Sky-Volume 4," true tales from his life in the sky.
Mr. Auxier makes his home in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

For more info, visit Mr. Auxier's popular airline blog at

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The Last Bush Pilots 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Teresa_Konopka More than 1 year ago
With loads of cursing and swearing and dirty scenes, this book was definitely too R-rated for my liking. And that’s a shame since I really enjoyed the author’s other book “Code Name: Dodger.” As a new tour-guide pilot dreaming of flying commercial jets, DC finds himself stuck. One day he finally caves into his friend’s suggestion that he log hours in Alaska, where he can get a good pilot job. When DC comes to Alaska, we see the beauty and devastation of nature. There are even some interesting scenes that involve eagles, salmon, and baby bears. However, DC also has a girl that he lives with intimately. After he goes to Alaska, he forgets about his girlfriend and starts seeing an exotic Alaskan native, who is too awfully perverted for me to even describe. Eventually he realizes that he should not have let go of his girlfriend, but he finds this realization too late. Not once did I see any positive, strong female in the book. The check-rider Holly was as close as it came to a strong woman, but even she got inebriated and perverse at one point in the book. Overall, this book was not my cup of tea. I found it incredibly sexist, where women were just seen as sex objects throughout the entire book. This review may not be promoting the book, but all my reviews are free. I am under no obligation to give people good reviews.