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Bush Planes and Bush Pilots

By Dan McCaffery

$19.95 Paperback
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Series: Lorimer Illustrated History

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Now available in paperback, Bush Planes and Bush Pilots tells the stories of sixteen extraordinary bush planes that can be found in Canada's aviation museums, and the pilots who flew them. It is also a celebration of some of the greatest moments in Canadian history, when daring young pilots defied incredible odds to open up some of the nation's most remote regions to the outside world.
Each bush plane is profiled individually, accompanied by historical and contemporary visuals and colour artwork. Author Dan McCaffery highlights a diverse spectrum of planes from the pioneer era to the modern day.
Stories include people like World War I ace "Wop" May, who used his bush plane to hunt down Albert Johnson, the infamous Mad Trapper of Rat River; Russ Baker, who performed a death-defying rescue of two dozen airmen stranded in a storm on a mountainside near the Alaska-Yukon border; and Jack Hunter, who used his Fairchild to track down rumrunners off the cost of New Brunswick.
This is an attractive book that will appeal to anyone interested in reading about adventure or aviation history.

Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: The Pioneer Era

Curtiss HS-2L Flying Boat

Curtiss JN-4 Canuck

Vickers Vedette

Junkers W34

Chapter 2: The Monoplane Changes Bush Flying

Bellanca CH-300 Pacemaker

de Havilland DH 83C Fox Moth

Fairchild 71C

Noorduyn Norseman

Beechcraft 18

Stinson SR-9 Reliant

Republic RC-3 Seabee

Chapter 3: The Modern Era

de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver

de Havilland DHC-3 Otter

Grumman Tracker

de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter

Canadair CL-215

Conclusion

Directory

Glossary

Bibliography

Acknowledgements

Index

"The book has great historical pictures and beautiful illustrations and guides the reader through the evolution of 16 different bush planes...includes a helpful aviation museum directory for the airplane buff."

- Len Wagg

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 96 pages
Publication Date: 1st June 2003
ISBN: 9781550287653
Format: 9.13in x 8.25in
More than 100 contemporary and historical visuals

BISAC Code:  HIS006010
Imprint: Lorimer


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