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Flying to Extremes: Memories of a Northern Bush Pilot

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Flying to Extremes: Memories of a Northern Bush Pilot

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Recalling some of most memorable escapades ever conducted in the Canadian Arctic with bush planes, Flying to Extremes takes place in the late '60s and early '70s from a base at Yellowknife, in the heart of the Northwest Territories.


Beyond recounting so many near-mishaps, this book is also about colourful people: the trappers, prospectors, miners, adventurers and gold-ingot thieves who constituted the fauna at the main bar in Yellowknife in those days. For Arctic dreamers, there was always the flight to the Nahanni River, with its Deadman's Valley, hot springs, tales of lost or dead prospectors, the many airplanes crashed in pursuit of gold, and much more Nahanni lore.


This entertaining book recollects Prinet's adventures as a young man while capturing the humour, beauty, danger and unique culture of northern communities, in the dramatic landscape of the Canadian Arctic. Readers familiar with the region and those who can only dream of visiting it will both find this title a nostalgic and captivating read.

ISBN: 9780888391452

ISBN-10: 9780888391452

Publisher: Hancock House Publishers

Publication Date: 03/01/2021 - 12:00am

On Sale: 03/01/2021 - 12:00am

Pages: 282

Language: English

Categories

Aviation & Nautical

Canada - Territories & Nunavut (NT, NU, YT)

Adventurers & Explorers