Bush pilots haul cargo to remote reserves along the West Coast of Canada. They ferry big-game hunters to base camps and fly-in fishermen to remote lodges. They take nature photographers to scenic vistas and archaeological explorers to their latest dig.
Bush pilots and the planes they have flown are an exciting part of Canada's aviation history. In his latest book Bill Zuk brings their exploits and adventures alive. With detailed descriptions of their planes, and stories of their daring and their bravery, he evokes our admiration for these enterprising men who have contributed so colourfully to the fabric of Canadian life.
About the Author
Bill Zuk is an aviation historian and author whose interest in the Avro Arrow dates back to a time when he was an Air Cadet. He is an active member of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society and the Western Canada Aviation Museum. Currently a teacher-librarian in Pembina Trails School Division in Winnipeg, he also works as the training coordinator for the aviation industry in Manitoba. His writing career began in 1997 when he was involved in the Arrow mini-series. He is the author of Avrocar: Canada's Flying Saucer and Janusz Zurakowski: Legend in the Skies. He also worked on the documentary "Avrocar: Saucer Secrets from the Past", which was based on his book. He was able to fulfill an improbable dream of actually building a flying saucer, albeit, a movie version. In 2003, he served as the curator of a travelling exhibition, The Avro Arrow: A Dream is Denied and directed two film documentaries, "Bearing His Soul" and "Zero Over the Prairies", for CTV and PBS.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: A Rare Breed
Chapter 2: The Trailblazers
Chapter 3: Small Operators — Big Dreams
Chapter 4: Years of Struggle and Pain
Chapter 5: Purpose-built Craft
Chapter 6: Bush Planes in Uniform
Chapter 7: Bush Plane Resurgence
Chapter 8: The Beaver Takes Off
Chapter 9: The Beaver Spawns a Family
Chapter 10: Today's Bush Pilot