"...A significant achievement in the field of aviation & space communications."
"An impressive, authoritative text on Alaskan bush flying by a pilot who has been there and knows what he is talking about. I loved this book -- it should be on every serious pilot's bookshelf."
Aviation Author and Airline Captain
"This book is an absolute treasure trove of hard-learned wisdom about diverse subjects of interest to every pilot: maximum- performance maneuvers, cold weather operations, powerplant management procedures, weather flying, safety, good judgment, and professionalism...reading this book will forever change the way I fly."
Co-founder of www.avweb.com, 4000
hour CFII/I/ME and Cessna T310 owner
"A fascinating look at a little-known area of flying, this book will not only help the reader extract more performance from any airplane, but will greatly extend any pilot's perspective."
24,000 hour former bush pilot in SE Asia
with Air America, now a 747 Captain for JAL
Table of Contents
Section I: Equipment & Environment
Part IV: Introduction: Special
Chapter 11: Problems with Frost, Snow, and Ice
Chapter 12: Preheating Equipment and Methods
Chapter 13: Cold Weather Engine Operations
Section II: Flying Techniques
Part I: Introduction: Wheels
Chapter 16: Takeoffs
Chapter 17: Approaches
Chapter 18: Ground effect
Chapter 19: Landings
Section III: Images
Chapter 24: Emergency Landing (winter)
Chapter 25: Optical Illusions: Flying's Subtle Traps
Chapter 26: Swing Low (But Not Too Low), Sweet Chariot
Chapter 27: A Slightly More Than Gentle Breeze...
Section IV: Appendix
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Aviation/Space Writers Association 1994 Award of Excellence
Author Photo (from the tradepaperback edition)
About the Author