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NTSB releases documents in fatal Alaska crash investigation

...pilots regularly took off without consulting them, according to testimony collected by investigators.Employees had a "bush pilot mentality," a Federal Aviation Administration manager told the NTSB. The report documents FAA frustrations with Hageland...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-24/ntsb-releases-documents-fatal-alaska-cr
State | AK legislature
Off the Beaten Path: The metaphysics of mountain madness

...they prefer tea or coffee. I'd hedge my bets they probably like both.I remembered more than a decade ago asking a bush pilot about the nature of the glacier he was about to drop me and my friend Ed at the base of."It's like all glaciers...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-16/beaten-path-metaphysics-mountain-mad
Outdoors
Recent Alaska books

...daughter. In her fictionalized account, 13-year-old Zoey Morley struggles with her parents' divorce, her mom's bush-pilot boyfriend, and the pangs of growing up during her summer in the "real" Alaska. Read an Empire interview with author...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-01/recent-alaska-books
Art
US trained Alaskans as 'stay-behind agents'

...early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for...the Kenai Peninsula south of Anchorage. A well-known bush pilot, Gilliland died in a plane crash on Montague Island...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-01/us-trained-alaskans-stay-behind-agents
State
Summer books roundup

...daughter. In her fictionalized account, 13-year-old Zoey Morley struggles with her parents' divorce, her mom's bush-pilot boyfriend, and the pangs of growing up during her summer in the "real" Alaska.Read an Empire interview with author...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-17/summer-books-roundup
Art
Truth in fiction

...living in Anchorage at the time, divorced, and had this Bush pilot boyfriend. He was going to make his fortune hauling...doing this?' He was just terrific."Boochever and the Bush pilot parted ways not long after that summer and she eventually...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-14/truth-fiction
Local | Art
Costa profiled in "Indie Alaska" video series

...Meister," featuring Alaska Blaskapelle. Other Indie Alaska profiles include musk ox farm director Mark Austin and Alaska bush pilot Willy Fulton.Find out more at video.pbs.org/program/indie-alaska.

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-08-22/costa-profiled-indie-alaska-video-series
Art
94-year-old checks off B-17 on bucket list

...back at age 100."Rahoi earned his pilot's license at age 16, and after arriving in Alaska in 1947, worked as a bush pilot for many years.He continues to fly in Alaska.Rahoi already is nailing down his next bucket list dream - to fly a...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-06-09/94-year-old-checks-b-17-bucket-list
State
Residents recall Seldovia's colorful past

...store and that was it."In 1945, then 4-year-old Mike Miller moved to Seldovia with his family."My dad was a bush pilot and the first one to fly out of here, to establish an airline between here and Port Graham and English Bay," said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-06-10/residents-recall-seldovias-colorful-pas
State
Passion for Alaska books steers Pearson's course

...Flying North." First published in 1945, this book covers the early days of Alaska aviation, particularly the first bush pilots. Pearson said that not only are the pilots' stories amazing, but the author's adventures getting the interviews...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-12-12/passion-alaska-books-steers-pearsons-cour
Art

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