MEMORIES FROM MY LOGBOOK: A Bush Pilot's Story

MEMORIES FROM MY LOGBOOK: A Bush Pilot's Story

by Lynn Wyatt

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Overview

Flying in the Alaskan wilderness is an entirely different skill set than the way most pilots are trained; flying to and from remote gravel bars on wheels, streams and lakes on floats, and ski operations in deep snow and horrific weather. Many times I thought I would not make it, flying overloaded airplanes with the doors removed, external loads strapped to the floats, no navigational aids and totally alone in a vast wilderness with only my skills and determination to get me home.

After logging 4,000 flight hours, and flying sometimes 16 hours a day, I actually became as one with the airplane. Controlling the airplane was like scratching an itch, totally unconscious control inputs... I was the airplane. It took many hours, more than a few mishaps, and a lot of luck to reach this skill level.

The stories in this book are recalled from reviewing the pages of my pilot's log book. Some of the stories were sad, some were funny, and some were really scary. Some flights were truly beautiful, as can only be experienced in the pristine Alaskan outback.

I lived the adventure most people only dream about, and survived it to tell my tales...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634926973
Publisher: BookLocker.com Inc
Publication date: 10/10/2017
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 560,564
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

The Hummingbird

Chapter 1 - Flying the Alcan

Chapter 2 - Little Yellow Airplane

Chapter 3 - SKIS

Chapter 4 - The Lake

Chapter 5 - The Bear Hunt

Chapter 6 - Kennecott Glacier Lodge

Chapter 7 - Johnny Mathis

Chapter 8 - Williwaw

Chapter 9 - Big Red’s

Chapter 10 - Northern Lights

Chapter 11 - Stony River

Chapter 12 - Thin Ice

Chapter 13 - Whittier

Chapter 14 - Fred

Chapter 15 - Ferry flight to Fairbanks

Chapter 16 - Ketchum Air Service

Chapter 17 - The Beaver

Chapter 18 - The Widgeon

Chapter 19 - A Nasty Day

Chapter 20 - The Goat hunt

Chapter 21 - Fog and Glassy Water

Chapter 22 - Medivac

Chapter 23 - Open Ocean Landing

Chapter 24 - Leaving Sitka

Acknowledgments

About the Author

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