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The sky's the limit : Canadian women bush pilots

Author: Joyce Spring
Publisher: Toronto [Ont.] : Dundurn, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The women pilots profiled in this book have flown from British Columbia to Newfoundland and in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Right from the beginning of her interviews and research, the author found herself constantly amazed by the achievements of the women involved. Within the book are the stories of early Canadian women bush pilots from the late 1940s onwards. Their stories are exciting, occasionally  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Spring, Joyce.
Sky's the limit.
Toronto [Ont.] : Dundurn, 2006
(DLC) 2007367279
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce Spring
ISBN: 9781770704497 1770704493 128057724X 9781280577246
OCLC Number: 288132955
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 183 pages) : illustrations, map, portraits
Contents: Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Map of Canada; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 In the Beginning; Chapter 2 Ruth Parsons: Part of a Family of Bush Pilots; Chapter 3 Lorna deBlicquy: First Female High Latitude Pilot; Chapter 4 Berna Studer: Pilot and Entrepreneur; Chapter 5 Elizabeth Wieben: Pilot, Wife, Mother, Instructor; Chapter 6 Judy Cameron: From Bush Plane to Air Canada Pilot; Chapter 7 Lola Reid: Bush Pilot Extraordinaire; Chapter 8 Judy Adamson: First Woman to Fly the CL-215; Chapter 9 Stefanie Crampton: Arctic Pilot. Chapter 10 Vicki Veldhoen: From the Arctic to the AntarcticChapter 11 Suzanne Pettigrew: First Woman Pilot With Air Inuit; Chapter 12 Marg Watson: Owner-Operator; Chapter 13 Sylvie Lebel: Helicopter Pilot; Chapter 14 Some Other Remarkable Women Pilots; Chapter 15 And Finally; Glossary of Airplanes Mentioned in the Text; Notes; Index; About the Author.
Responsibility: Joyce Spring.
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The women pilots profiled in this book have flown from British Columbia to Newfoundland and in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Right from the beginning of her interviews and research, the author found herself constantly amazed by the achievements of the women involved. Within the book are the stories of early Canadian women bush pilots from the late 1940s onwards. Their stories are exciting, occasionally funny, and always absorbing. Ranging from aerial surveys, water bombing of fires, flying fish, canoes and northern dogs, to the operation of a float-plane flying school, these women hav.

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