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In a time before radio navigation, detailed charts, and reliable engines, the frontiersman of the sky helped blaze the way for aviation and exploration in Alaska. The following is a short overview of the characters from Katie Ringsmuth's new historical account Alaska’s Skyboys: Cowboy Pilot and the Myth of the Last Frontier.
A summer job as a de Havilland Beaver glacier pilot sounds ideal, but there is just so much to explore in Alaska— An adventuresome pilot needs his own airplane.
After a few years learning the ropes of commercial bush flying in Alaska, the author of "Southbound" is back with a tale of her first backcountry caribou hunt.
Two life-long friends set out for Alaska from Colorado in a Backcountry Super Cubs SQ-2, on a simple quest for backcountry adventure and good beer.
Adventure photographer Dan Bailey of Anchorage, Alaska is our fourth quarter featured photographer. Get to know the Colorado native and Cessna 120 pilot as he answers my questions about flying and photography in the North.
By Zane Jacobson / 06 October 2015

The Prototype

It's been more than a year since the last update on the innovative prototype DoubleEnder. Ride along in the cockpit with designer Alec Wild as we're treated to a demo ride in this forward-thinking twin-engine bush plane.
Pilot and author Dick Williams has released Notes from the Cockpit: A Mountain Pilot's Perspective, chronicling his 40 years and 18,000 hours flying the Idaho backcountry as a collection of fun and interesting tales.
By Ryan Lunde / 09 June 2015

Impact

Relive a harrowing tale of crashing an Aviat Husky in southern Montana after a balked off-airport landing.

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