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From Fox Moths to Jet Rangers

Author : Harvey Evans
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Following in the flight path of The Accidental Airline and Bent Props and Blow Pots, From Fox Moths to Jet Rangers: A Bush Pilot's Life marks Canada's Centennial of Flight with another memorable story from Canada's bush flying heritage. Captain Harvey Evans was only eighteen years old when he earned his commercial pilot's licence in 1952, just as the aviation industry was emerging from the shadow of WWII, and he racked up an impressive 20,000 hours of flying time before filing his final flight plan in 1994. It was a remarkable and distinguished career that began in the old days of bush flying, bouncing around northern Canada on a wing and a prayer in biplanes full of frozen fish, then moved on to the early days of commercial helicopter work and extended into the time of flying by computer. Over the course of his career Evans had plenty of adventures. He describes one that happened on June 16, 1960, when a private plane carrying a fisherman and his young son had gone missing near Flin Flon: "The Air Force had called off the search at the end of fourteen days...The next morning I was flying...right over Tartan Lake where the missing aircraft had been heading and...much to my surprise a little figure came running out onto a bald rock and started waving frantically." The boy had survived at the wreck site without food for two weeks, first nursing his badly burned father then sleeping beside his corpse. The rescue was national news and made Evans a brief celebrity, but most of his story is that of an elite pilot replete with clear and absorbing descriptions of the jobs that made up his long working life. By the time he retired in 1994 he had been flying 42 years, doing every kind of job in every part of the continent, making him one of the most respected chopper pilots alive.

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Polar Winds

Author : Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail
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Polar Winds traces a century of northern flight from balloonatics to bush pilots and beyond. "They were all gamblers and fortune seekers. They did things on their own — were independent people who wanted to be free to roam. They were good people, but, of course, some were loners or escapists. They all depended strictly on their wits." Joe McBryan, pilot and owner of Yellowknife-based Buffalo Airways, was talking about gold prospectors in the 1940s when he said this, but he could just as easily have been describing the aviators who have flown northern skies for over a hundred years. They were adventurers and pioneers, but also just men and women doing what was required to make a living north of the sixtieth parallel. Polar Winds uses the stories of these pilots and others to explore the greater history of air travel in the North, from the Klondike Gold Rush through to the end of the twentieth century. It encompasses everything from exploration flights to the North Pole in airships to passenger travel in jet liners; flying school buses for residential schools to indigenous pilots performing mercy flights; and from the harrowing crashes to the routine supply runs that make up daily life in the North. Above all, it is a unique history told through the experiences of northerners on the ground and in the sky.

Aircraft Aerospace

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Air Pictorial

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A Pride of Eagles

Author : Beryl Salt
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This volume chronicles the story of military aviation in Rhodesia from the early romantic days of "bush" flying in the 20s and 30s when aircraft were refuelled from jerry cans and landing grounds were often the local golf course. In 1939, before the outbreak of World War II, the tiny Rhodesian Air Force became the first to take up battle stations. The three Rhodesian squadrons served in East Africa, the Western Desert, Italy and Western Europe. At home, Rhodesia became a vast training ground for airmen from Britain, the Commonwealth, and Greece. After the war, Rhodesia rebuilt its air force on a tiny budget -- equipping it with Ansons, Spitfires, Vampires, Canberras, Hunters and Alouettes. In later years, after the imposition of sanctions and during the bitter bush war years, many remarkable innovations were made to keep the RhAF flying in the vanguard of counter-msurgency operations. This colorful look at the Rhodesian Air Force is sure to be of interest to military historians everywhere!

Flight International

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Jane s Air Forces of the World

Author : David W. Wragg
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This title should provide a brief history and details of current equipment, manpower levels and budgets for all the world's major air forces, army air corps and naval air arms. It covers over 240 forces in over 160 countries worldwide. Photographs from many of the air forces are included in colour, showing their wing, fuselage or tail markings.

The General Aviation Handbook

Author : Rod Simpson
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This is a completely new and revised edition of the General Aviation Handbook, long overdue since it has been over 10 years since the last edition was published. This edition is fully revised and updated and contains 10 years worth of updated material, including the addition of a number of manufacturers and aircraft which were omitted from earlier editions for various reasons. Aircraft new to this edition include the so-called "heavy microlights", which are now an important part of the worldwide light aircraft scene. About 90 percent of the photos are new, and larger page size provides greater space for large data tables and photos. Previous editions have been strong sellers; this is the main reference book on this important sector of the aviation world, and this new edition will be welcomed by both aviation enthusiasts and those involved in the aviation industry.

Aircraft Aerospace Asia Pacific

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Sixty Years

Author : Larry Milberry
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Airlife s General Aviation

Author : R. W. Simpson
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This is a comprehensive reference to every type and manufacturer of business and light aircraft constructed in the Western World since World War II.

Inside the Fox Cities

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Air Pictorial and Air Reserve Gazette

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Vertical Horizons

Author : Douglas M. Grant
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"Looking back over thirty years of flying for Okanagan, I see the experience has given me an interesting life. I have never really considered flying as work. It is more a way of life, a way of life that nourishes a free spirit, something that not many jobs can give you. I just cannot imagine anything I would... rather have done or any company I would have rather worked for." --Jim Reid, pilot In 1945, following years as an instructor, Carl Agar was honourably discharged from the British and Commonwealth Air Training Plan and moved to Penticton where he began looking for flying opportunities. A first attempt to start a flying club never took off but Agar and his partners Barney Bent and Alf Stringer were determined to get off the ground. They began looking at commercial ventures and in 1947 Okanagan Air Services (OAS) was formed to provide instruction and contract work. After a rough start--while demonstrating fruit spraying, Agar crashed a helicopter into power lines--the company got a break in May 1948 when the Fraser floods swamped the valley and OAS received a mosquito-spraying contract. From there the company flourished, going on to fly the first unaccompanied commercial helicopter ferry flight from Canada to the UK, monitor polar bears in the High Arctic, provide offshore oil rig support during monsoons, and, at the company's high point, operate in over 33 countries with 600 employees and 126 helicopters. Back home, Agar opened the Mountain Flying School in Penticton, which is still in operation today and has trained thousands of civilian and military pilots from all over the world. Vertical Horizons is also the story of the employees who were pivotal to the success of the company. Individuals' experiences range from tragic to humorous and include a UFO sighting in the Arctic, witnessing the Jonestown massacre and a rescue of Vietnamese refugees off the coast of Thailand. Featuring first-hand accounts, extensive research and a multitude of photographs, Vertical Horizons is the first-ever history of the company that pioneered flying high-mountain terrain--making it a must-read for any aviation buff.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aviation

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Canadian Periodical Index

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Aviation News

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Contractions

Author : United States. Air Traffic Service
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Ontario Library Review and Canadian Periodical Index

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