Flying the Frontiers, Volume II: More Hours of Aviation Adventure!

Flying the Frontiers, Volume II: More Hours of Aviation Adventure!

ISBN: 1550591312

ISBN 13: 9781550591316

Publication Date: January 01, 1996

Publisher: Brush Education

Pages: 320

Format: Hardcover

Author: Shirlee Smith Matheson

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Accompany Shirlee Smith Matheson on more flying adventures with the daring frontiersmen of aviation. From bush pilots who flew for the love of it to military and corporate career flyers, from inventors to engineers, their stories tell Canada's story and show the impact aviation has had on our county - and on the North in particular. Readers will meet an Oblate priest who flew throughout Canada's North; a woman in her eighties who thought nothing of flying solo from Alberta to Kansas and Vermont; a tail-gunner whose poignant story lends special insight into what Canada is all about; and an Alberta family whose flying machine matched discoveries made by the Wright brothers; a man who pioneered the use of helicopters in the North; and a pilot who guided his aircraft down the Mackenzie River with dynamite caps held between his knees.

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