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Museum starts 'Local Heroes' tours

...from sure starvation, and Mary Joyce, who claimed the titles of nurse, dog musher, lodge owner, radio operator and bush pilot, to name a few.Each tour is limited to 10 participants, and adults must be accompanied by a child. Pre-registration...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-03/museum-starts-local-heroes-tours
Local
City Museum launches 'Local Heroes' tour

...from sure starvation, and Mary Joyce, who claimed the titles of nurse, dog musher, lodge owner, radio operator and bush pilot, to name a few."My definition of heroes, when selecting people and stories to highlight, was not super-human...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-06-03/city-museum-launches-local-heroes-tour
Art
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
Bush pilot on the mend after moose attack

ANCHORAGE - An agitated moose ran down and stomped a well-known Bush pilot from Willow, but he was saved when his wife grabbed a shovel from their pickup truck and whacked the big animal until it backed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-01-24/bush-pilot-mend-after-moose-attack
State
Legendary Chugiak bush pilot killed in crash

...Piper Super Cub near McGrath was known as a legendary bush pilot and outlaw hunter. The 79-year-old John Graybill...Geographic's Adventure magazine called Graybill a legendary bush pilot and notorious poacher in Alaska's Outlaw Wars. He...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081910/reg_697247323.shtml
Regional News
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'

...agent was Dyton Abb Gilliland of Cooper Landing, a community on the Kenai Peninsula south of Anchorage. A well-known bush pilot, Gilliland died in a plane crash on Montague Island in Prince William Sound in May 1955 at age 45. FBI records say...

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
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...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-02-27/fireside-lecture-mary-joyce-extraordinary
Art

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