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Bush Planes and Bush Pilots

By McCaffery, Dan

$19.95 Paperback
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Series: Lorimer Illustrated History

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In February 1932 legendary bush pilot Wilfrid May used his Bellanca Pacemaker to hunt down the notorious killer Albert Johnson, the "Mad Trapper of Rat River." Russ Baker used his Junkers W34 to pluck 24 men from a Yukon mountainside after three bombers crashed in apalling weather in 1942. Jack Hunter tracked rumrunners off the New Brunswick coast in his Fairchild.
Bush Planes and Bush Pilots is the story of sixteen extraordinary aircraft found in the collections of Canada's aviation museums. It is 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 remotest regions to the outside world. Author Dan McCaffery highlights a diverse spectrum of planes from the pioneer era to the modern day; each plane is profiled individually, accompanied by historical and contemporary visuals and colour artwork.
Bush Planes and Bush Pilots is an attractive book that will appeal to all who are interested in aviation history and the story of Canada's development as a nation.

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

BIC Code: 1HFG, 1KBC, HBJK, WT
BISAC Code:  HIS006010, TRV002020
Imprint: Lorimer


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