Alaska's First Bush Pilots, 1923-30: And The Winter In Siberia For Eielson and Borland

Alaska's First Bush Pilots, 1923-30: And The Winter In Siberia For Eielson and Borland

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This book follows the careers of Alaska's pioneering pilots, who, with cranky open-cockpit biplanes, started the great change in Alaska's way of travel. Aviation first arrived at Fairbanks, the trade center of mainland Alaska, from which dog sled trails spider-web to mines, villages, and trap-lines. During winters, goods and people traveled mostly by dog sled. During the summer of 1923 Ben Eielson was the first to fly commercially from Fairbanks, ferrying passengers… (more)