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Alaska's Sky Follies: The Funny Side of Flying in the Far North

3.12  ·  Rating Details ·  8 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
This book is full of stories of the daring and courage of Alaska's special breed of seat-of-the-pants aviators. They include the near-misses, when all you could do was shake off the fear and laugh when it was over.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published September 1st 1995 by Epicenter Press
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Sep 04, 2014 Matt rated it really liked it
A lot of fun, a collection of short stories about bush pilots and flying in the great state of Alaska.

I liked how the author lauded the talents and personalities of the pilots and characters he meets and underemphasis his own role in the story. He writes with irreverence about the perils and reverence about the characters he flew with.

Sometimes you just need to read candy. This book is it.
Dec 28, 2012 Susan rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: small-plane pilots and avid fans of all things Alaskan
Alaska's Sky Follies: The Funny Side of Flying in the Far North by Joe Rychetnik is a collection of anecdotes about mishaps and near disasters he experienced flying with bush pilots in Alaska during the 1960s and '70s. The author had a wide variety of jobs, from journalist to state policeman, that required him to travel around the state frequently, so he had ample opportunity to meet and fly with most of Alaska's bush pilots. A strong emphasis is on the independent nature of many Alaska bush res ...more
Jan 21, 2010 Stephen rated it liked it
A fun book but not by a pilot author so that takes away.
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