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Bush Pilots

Canada's Wilderness Daredevils

by (author) Peter Boer

Publisher
Folklore Publishing
Initial publish date
Jul 2004
Category
General, 20th Century, History
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781894864220
    Publish Date
    Jul 2004
    List Price
    $14.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781894864121
    Publish Date
    Jul 2004
    List Price
    $16.95 USD

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It takes a special recipe--one part courage, one part skill, a big dash of crazy--to make a bush pilot. These unique aviators, flying over the vast wildernesses of the United States, Canada and Australia, often reach the status of legends. In this book, Peter Boer looks at famous Canadian bush pilots, many of them former fighter pilots of the Second World War. These brave young men and women took to the skies to bring food, medicines and mail to isolated Canadian communities. The names of men such as Wop May and Punch Dickins are synonymous with courage in the face of hardship. The remarkable stories of May and Dickins, as well as those of Doc Oaks, Fred Stevenson, James Caldwell, Chuck McAvoy, Vi Milstead, Con Farrell and many others, are told in this entertaining collection.

About the author

Award-winning and bestselling author Peter Boer has a background in journalism having served as co-editor and reporter for the St. Albert Gazette. Peter is a graduate of the journalism program at Concordia University in Montreal, and he has a degree in psychology from the University of Alberta. He has a dozen other books to his credit including the bestseller Bush Pilots: Canada’s Wilderness Daredevils, as well as Canadian Spies and Spies in Canada, Canadian Crime Investigations: Hunting Down Serial Killers and Canadian Security Intelligence Service.

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