Wings of the North

Wings of the North

by Dick Turner


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780888390608
Publisher: Hancock House Publishers
Publication date: 03/15/1980
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 0.22(w) x 0.33(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

This is a true story about bush pilots flying in Northern British Columbia. From beside a fleecy cloud where the icy mountain top hides a rising sun that will in moments bathe the little emerald lade with warmth and splendor, I dedicate this book to the 'esprit de corps' that exists among the bush pilots of the north. Knowing that I am not competent to do justice to all aspects of bush flying, I ask forgiveness from all the bush pilots who are my friends for the errors and omissions in this chronicle. I do not pretend that this is a complete treatise on the history of northern aviation. That must be left to others who are more capable than I. If this poor effort of mine brings back nostalgic memories of the north to those of you who have experienced the thrills, the terrors, the delight and exhilaration of being with the eagle of the sky; if there are any words in this book that will enable the young men and women now entering the world of aviation to become better and safer pilots; if it brings interest and excitement to others, then I will be well satisfied and content that I have not failed in my objective.

Table of Contents

1 Into the Air and Down9
2 Back in the Air Again25
3 Turbulence and Toothache39
4 New Airstrips53
5 Vera's Diary59
6 Headless Valley71
7 Floats and Fishing81
8 Prospecting87
9 Do It Yourself93
10 The Group of Eight99
11 The Search Goes On109
12 River Running115
13 Victims and Near Victims173
14 Barge Out - Charter In.189
15 Aerial Antics201
16 The Polaris209
17 Trapping223
18 Northern Development235
19 Courting Hunters - Courting Hunted245
20 The Quest I257
21 The Quest II273
22 At Last283

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