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Northern Aviation

Flying North South East and West: Arctic to the Sahara
by Captain Terry Reece
iUniverse, August 2007
254 pages
How can one pilot cram so much into a single lifetime? Climb into Captain Terry Reece's cockpit, fasten your seatbelt, and hold on for an exciting journey into the world of aviation. From the North Pole to the heart of Africa, this book takes you on the adventure of a lifetime.

Flying the Alaska Wild: The Adventures and Misadventures of an Alaska Bush Pilot
by Mort D. Mason
Voyageur Press, July 2002
336 pages
This is a heart-pounding, edge-of-the-chair collection of fascinating stories about the rough-and-tumble life of an Alaska bush pilot, straight from the pilotís seat. Recounting thirty years of adventures, skilled storyteller Mason presents tales of his own experiences, and also tells the legendary stories of other old-time bush pilots.

Wings Over The Alaska Highway
by Bruce McAllister and Peter Corley-Smith
Roundup Press, April 2001
208 pages
This beautifully-illustrated volume tells the story of aviation's role in the development of the Alaska Highway. It includes stories on resourceful Bush pilots, chapters on the key airports along the highway, the Russian-American Lend Lease Program, and the Million Dollar Valley (where an entire flight of B-26 planes crash-landed and all survived).

Alaska's Sky Follies: The Funny Side of Flying in the Far North
by Joe Rychetnik
Epicenter Press, October 1995
158 pages
Joe's laugh-a-line book reveals the not-so-glamorous truth about an earlier era of aviation in Alaska when breaking the rules was the rule.

Aviation Weather Hazards of British Columbia and the Yukon
by Kent Johnson and John Mullock
Environment Canada, January 1996
This textbook describes the weather systems that are common in BC and the Yukon. Very well researched and documented with facts as well as anecdotal observations, this is a must for pilots venturing into this vast wilderness area.