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Alaska"s bush pilots

Rob Stapleton

Alaska"s bush pilots

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Aeronautics,
  • Airplanes,
  • Pictorial works,
  • Bush pilots,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRob Stapleton with the Alaska Aviation Museum
    SeriesImages of aviation, Images of aviation
    ContributionsAlaska Aviation Museum
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTL522.A4 S73 2014
    The Physical Object
    Pagination127 pages
    Number of Pages127
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27177165M
    ISBN 101467131830
    ISBN 109781467131834
    OCLC/WorldCa871192534

    I'm Katherine Ringsmuth, author of the new book, "Alaska's Skyboys: Cowboy Pilots and the Myth of the Last Frontier." I teach Alaska History at the University of Alaska Anchorage and I'm here today to answer your questions about Alaska's aviation past or any other Alaska-related topic you may be interested in.


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