Bush Flying: The Romance of the
Robert S. Grant
The title of Robert Grant's book is more
than the name of a book. The images evoked by bush flying and
feelings associated with romancing the north reflects a lifestyle of
choice. The book offers readers a glimpse of this wild lifestyle with a
kaleidoscope of aviation stories from well known bush pilot Robert Grant.
Having logged more than 12,000 hours of flying time in the wilds of
Canada, Grant takes the reader with him on his travels from coast to coast
From adventure in the high Arctic to near misses in the western
mountain ranges, Grant shows that life behind the controls of a bushplane
is not all fun and glamour. "When you hook the glory, you hook the
terror too," as one Canadian writer once said. This stories are not just
for bush pilots, however, as they are sure to entertain all.
The following stories are
glimpses of his search for meaning and fulfillment during the
beginning of an adventure packed flying career on a journey through the
virtual landscape of the bush pilot.
Book Review by John S Goulet
View From Above
Start with the Editor's introduction and book review of
Bush Flying: The Romance of the North.
This review is a must read for all pilots and writers alike. The mystical
connection between landscape and memory is unforgettable and at the same
The First Bush Flight
Continue your Robert S. Grant journey with this story brought to you by
Many Died in the North
The second feature story taken directly out of Robert Grant's book.
Blasts and Boosts
Robert S. Grant's story of how the Norseman almost became a Jet!
Grant's books are now
out of print, but you can still find them second hand.
Virtual North for information on
Northern Canadian Fishing Lodges & Resorts
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of this story.
Last modified on
March 05, 2006
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