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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 Canadian bestseller, Peter Boer looks at famous 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 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781894864220
ISBN-10: 1894864220
Format: Paperback
(209mm x 55mm x 17mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Folklore Publishing
Publisher: Folklore Publishing
Publish Date: 23-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: Canada

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Author Biography - Peter Boer

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: Canadas 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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