Feature Book Reviews!
Airmanís World is an Unique Place
By Keith Olson
As told to Shirlee Smith Matheson, here is a chapter out of the book, Flying
the Frontiers. The reminisce of an Air Canada pilot remembering the
"good old days" as a bush pilot. Keith flew Norseman, Otters,
Beavers, and the Beech 18's until the day Air Canada called.
The High Granite
By biographer Ronald A. Keith
A story of isolation and trust. Bush pilot Grant McConachie had to earn
the respect of the community and the clients he served with his struggling
air service. He did so by dealing directly with the responsibilities
thrust upon him by the trials and hardships of the north.
on the Wing!
and the meaning of life.
A look at two books that at first glance have little in common, but share
an uncommon heritage. WILD BLUE
and Flying the Frontiers are editorial compilations
of first-hand accounts by early and modern aviators who tell about their
adventures or misadventures.
Romance of the Aviator:
For Most of Us
Life is a Jar of Sand.
This editorial essay takes a hard look at how the notion of romance in
bush flying led to the development of two of the world's premier airlines:
Pan American World Airways and Canadian Pacific Airlines. What could
Juan Tripp, Charles Lindbergh, and Grant McConachie do that the
Phoenicians, the Vikings, the Polynesians, and the Portuguese could
Pilot With a Briefcase
How Grant McConachie, Saved Us Bush Pilots,
by Becoming President of CPAir.
To find out how Air Canada swallowed Canadian Airlines, you really must read (or reread) the classic
biography of Grant McConachie who went from bush pilot to airline
president in a few short years.
Start here with the Editor's
introduction and book review of the Canadian classic Bush
Pilot With A Briefcase.
This review explains how Grant McConachie,
by biographical admission one of the worst owner/managers in the early
history of aviation, did all us bush pilots a favor by becoming the
President of Canadian Pacific Airlines.
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Editor John S Goulet
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