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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...
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...
Truth in fiction 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...
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Fireside Lecture: 'Mary Joyce: An Extraordinary Alaskan Woman'

...Territory of Alaska, made a thousand-mile sled-dog trip from Juneau to Fairbanks, and served as a hunting guide, bush pilot, flight attendant, nurse and candidate for Alaska Territorial Representative. She inspired news and magazine articles...
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...
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
Crashed plane owned by local flight school

...private pilot certificates and offers private pilot courses, mountain flying courses, tailwheel transition courses and Bush pilot courses.Alaska Flight Center also owns a four-seat Cessna 172. The planes are also available as rentals that can...
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...
Residents recall Seldovia's colorful past 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...
Historical Photo: Sheldon and Bernice Simmons

Pioneering Juneau bush pilot and Alaska Coastal Airlines founder Sheldon B. (Shell) Simmons and wife Bernice are seen relaxing against a log structure at edge of a lake; she holds a beer in this undated photo.
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