Last of the Long Hunters
Last of the Long Hunters records the life of a young pilot working and flying in Alaska’s Frontier Arctic. You’ll experience the front seat thrills of bush planes and helicopters operating in the most dangerous conditions on earth, flying in minus 60 F temperatures and horrific storms among the magnificent mountains, glaciers and rivers only Alaska has to offer. Once read you’ll not be satisfied until you visit the Great Land yourself! Includes true-life experiences of accidents, rescues, comradeship, humor, heartbreaks and life in Arctic Alaska, gone forever when dismantled into parks and native lands in the 1970s. Opens with an interesting early history of the 49th state, leading to the eventual use and development of a new tool of transport—the single engine airplane—but not without extracting a terrible price. Experience what it was like to grow up among the deadly big game, hunting the massive caribou herds and absorbing the greatness of the country. Aviators will gain from the flying experiences related and a full appendix relating to safe mountain flying procedures that will save lives. Every boy, man and aviator won’t be able to put this one down, and more importantly, be compelled to grapple with its final truth. 35 unique images and maps, 142 pages.