Vertical Reference: The Life Of Legendary Mountain Helicopter Rescue Pilot Jim Davies

September 29, 2020|
Vertical Reference: The Life Of Legendary Mountain Helicopter Rescue Pilot Jim Davies by Kathy Calvert
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An exciting and heart-pounding look at one of Western Canada's most adventurous individuals, known as a pioneer pilot of the heli-ski industry and as the first mountain-rescue pilot in the Canadian National Parks system.

Jim Davies is an icon of competence and courage as the first heli-skiing pilot in Canada. But it is his groundbreaking work as a helicopter rescue pilot for Parks Canada that made him a legend to all who worked with him. His stellar career as a pilot overshadowed his other talents as a ski racer and artist.

Jim received several awards for his work in mountain rescue, including the Helicopter Association International - Pilot Safety Award of Excellence, the Alberta Achievement Award for excellence in helicopter flying, the Summit of Excellence Award at the Banff Film and Book Festival, and the Robert E. Trimble Memorial Award for "distinguished performance in helicopter mountain flying." He is now retired and living in Banff, pursuing his love of painting and photography.

Kathy Calvert grew up in the Canadian Rockies. In 1974 she became one of the first female national park wardens in Canada; in 1977 she was a member of the first all-women expedition to Mount Logan and in 1989 was on the first all-women ski traverse of the Columbia Mountains from the Bugaboos to Rogers Pass. She is the author of four bo...
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Title:Vertical Reference: The Life Of Legendary Mountain Helicopter Rescue Pilot Jim DaviesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:352 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 inShipping dimensions:352 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 inPublished:September 29, 2020Publisher:RMB | Rocky Mountain BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1771604158

ISBN - 13:9781771604154

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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