Flying on Instinct: Canada's Bush Pilot Pioneers

September 15, 2012|
Flying on Instinct: Canada's Bush Pilot Pioneers by L.D. Cross
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They were nicknamed Snow Eagle, Flying Knight, Bush Angel, Punch, Doc and Wop. They worked in open cockpits and flew through cold, snow and fog without the benefit of radios, maps or weather reports. They flew over the Barrens, frozen lakes, boreal forests and mountain ranges by dead reckoning and line of sight. They landed on makeshift runways, glaciers, muskeg, tundra and glassy lakes. Comrades of the wilderness, they were Canada''s early bush pilots.

L.D. Cross brings us the incredible stories of the brave and enterprising pilots who rolled back the boundaries of western and northern Canada, delivering mail, medicine, miners and all the supplies needed by frontier settlements. Flying such planes as Curtiss, Bellanca, de Havilland, Fairchild, Junkers, Norseman, Stinson and Vickers, they were the off-roaders of aviation, venturing where no others dared to go. Climb into the cockpit with these pioneering pilots for an exciting trip into Canadian aviation history.

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 Magaz...
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Title:Flying on Instinct: Canada's Bush Pilot Pioneers
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:144 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.44 in
Shipping dimensions:144 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.44 in
Published:September 15, 2012
Publisher:Heritage House Publishing
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781927051849

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