Flights of A Coast Dog

Flights of A Coast Dog

A Pilot's Log

Book - 1999
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Jack Schofield flew as a "coast dog," a seaplane pilot on the B.C. mid-coast area, from the 1960s until the late 1980s. The isolated floatcamps and small airports along the coast attracted adventurers and entrepreneurs and bred more than a few eccentrics. Flights of a Coast Dog chronicles Schofield's adventures and misadventures with a variety of these characters customers and coworkers -- many of them colorful, some just plain dangerous.

With warmth and great respect for his fellow floatplane pilots and a slightly jaundiced view of aviation bureaucrats and corporate investors, Jack Schofield relates his evolution from employee pilot in a variety of small airlines to partner in Orca Air Limited. Illustrated with over 100 photographs and the author's own line drawings, Flights of a Coast Dog is a fascinating portrait of life on a fast-disappearing frontier.

Publisher: Vancouver : Douglas & McIntyre, c1999
ISBN: 9781550546774
Branch Call Number: 629.130971 SCH 1999
Characteristics: ix, 181 p. : ill. ; 22 cm


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