Alaska's Skyboys: Cowboy Pilots and the Myth of the Last Frontier

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Alaska's Skyboys: Cowboy Pilots and the Myth of the Last Frontier - Ringsmuth, Katherine Johnson
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This fascinating account of the development of aviation in Alaska examines the daring missions of pilots who initially opened up the territory for military positioning and later for trade and tourism. Early Alaskan military and bush pilots navigated some of the highest and most rugged terrain on earth, taking off and landing on glaciers, mudflats, and active volcanoes. Although they were consistently portrayed by industry leaders and lawmakers alike as cowboys-and their planes compared to settlers' covered wagons-the ...

Alaska's Skyboys: Cowboy Pilots and the Myth of the Last Frontier 2018, University of Washington Press, Seattle

ISBN-13: 9780295742786

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Alaska's Skyboys: Cowboy Pilots and the Myth of the Last Frontier 2015, University of Washington Press, Seattle

ISBN-13: 9780295995083

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