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This is the story of Bob Reeve, Alaska's first, most daring and most accomplished bush pilot. In 1932 he arrived in Valdez with no money, no plane and ill health. He soon made a career of doing the kind of flying that no one else wanted to do and earned the description of the the greatest rough-terrain pilot of our continent. He developed a successful commercial airline opThis is the story of Bob Reeve, Alaska's first, most daring and most accomplished bush pilot. In 1932 he arrived in Valdez with no money, no plane and ill health. He soon made a career of doing the kind of flying that no one else wanted to do and earned the description of the the greatest rough-terrain pilot of our continent. He developed a successful commercial airline operating in the worst weather in the world along the fog-shrouded Aleutian chain, perfected the art of landing on glaciers, and engineered special devices for his plane that enabled him to achieve unheard-of performance at high altitudes....

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ISBN : 9781578332243
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 348 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Glacier Pilot Reviews

  • Jeff
    2018-11-27 22:43

    "Glacier Pilot". by Beth Day. 1957, "Glacier Pilot" is the biography of Bob Reeve. It is refreshingly evident that Beth Day worked closely with Reeve while writing "Glacier Pilot". Her book is technical and remarkably instructional, her terminology impeccably correct. It is also apparent that Day enjoyed perpetuating both the reality, and the myth of the quintessential, tough, sourdough aviators of the Alaskan Bush. Alaska's history is rich with colorful characters and fascinating stories. Many of the anecdotes gave me a sinking feeling. -the kind that resonates deep with in, as I retrospectively looked at my own life, lost friends, and the risks that I have taken and my good fortune to have survived.

  • KennyO
    2018-11-27 04:08

    Aviation in Alaska owes much to Bob Reeve, pioneer aviator and trailblazer. It's rare for biographers to work with their subjects and Beth Day was given that opportunity. She made the most of it, too. There's plenty of technical information to give authenticity but not so much that a non-pilot will be lost. If you wonder what's so special about Alaska, this biography will be one excellent contribution to the answer.