Alaska Highway Flight Log

A Classic Air Journey: South Carolina to Fairbanks in a 1956 Cessna
Author: William S. Walker
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1457553325
Category: Travel
Page: 208
View: 7306
Flying To Alaska—A Cross-Continent Adventure Join writer and pilot William S. Walker on one of general aviation’s most revered long-distance trips—a flight to Alaska. Walker writes, “Alaska is one of those ultimate journeys for aviators from the Lower 48 because it takes most of them completely out of their comfortable environments, not for just a four-hour stint or for a few days, but for weeks or longer. We were in the air 74 hours, flying more than 7,000 miles in a 59-year-old Cessna. It was probably the longest flying trip I will ever undertake and perhaps the best I will ever fly, although I hope there is even better to come.” Alaska Highway Flight Log is Walker’s personal daybook of the trip with distances, maps, airport identifiers and, foremost, his personal observations on the flying trip of a lifetime.


Author: William S. Walker
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 9781457553998
Category: Transportation
Page: 208
View: 3900
Flying To Alaska--A Cross-Continent Adventure Join writer and pilot William S. Walker on one of general aviation's most revered long-distance trips--a flight to Alaska. Walker writes, "Alaska is one of those ultimate journeys for aviators from the Lower 48 because it takes most of them completely out of their comfortable environments, not for just a four-hour stint or for a few days, but for weeks or longer. We were in the air 74 hours, flying more than 7,000 miles in a 59-year-old Cessna. It was probably the longest flying trip I will ever undertake and perhaps the best I will ever fly, although I hope there is even better to come." Alaska Highway Flight Log is Walker's personal daybook of the trip with distances, maps, airport identifiers and, foremost, his personal observations on the flying trip of a lifetime. William Walker is a senior writer for the national publication General Aviation News. He is an instrument-rated private pilot who has flown his 1956 tailwheel Cessna 172 on story assignments throughout the Southeast during 15 years with G.A. News. Walker is the author of outdoor books on long-distance river paddling, Alpine skiing and adventure travel and has written and edited for newspapers and magazines in the United States and Europe.

The Farmer and the Dolphin

How a WWII Navy Vet and a Country Lawyer Whipped the U.S. Government in Court
Author: William S. Walker
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1457563878
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 190
View: 1301
At Garden City Beach, S.C., where no one seemed to hurry, the first indication of trouble was the staccato rumble of footsteps on the stairs. A sharp knock at the door came next. And when 86-year-old Betty Mincey opened up she faced law officers wearing guns. Three men, two from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and a federal agent from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, had come to investigate the report of a dead dolphin taken in a net set by her husband in front of the Mincey house that morning, Nov. 3, 2013. After questioning 86-year-old World War II Navy veteran C.P. Mincey, the officers told him he had violated the Marine Mammal Protection Act which cites the illegal taking of a dolphin as a federal offense. The accompanying S.C. DNR officer told him he had also broken state laws in setting and observing the net. Mincey’s explanation that he had made no attempt to take the dolphin found dead earlier that morning in his lightweight mesh net did not appear to matter to the officers. They charged the South Carolina farmer with killing a dolphin and his fine was eventually set at $6500. The events at Garden City marked the opening stage of a 15-month-long battle between the Mincey family and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Join South Carolina author William Walker for an in-depth, entertaining behind-the-scenes account of how Mincey, with the support of Latta S.C., attorneys LaFon LeGette and Alan Berry, won his case in a contentious federal hearing at Georgetown, S.C.

Cessna 172: A Pocket History

Author: Ron Smith
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445623323
Category: Transportation
Page: 128
View: 6545

Bald Eagles in Alaska

Author: Philip F. Schempf,Bruce A. Wright
Publisher: Hancock House Publishing
ISBN: 9780888396952
Category: Science
Page: 438
View: 5931

Fodor's the Complete Guide to Alaska Cruises

Author: Fodor's Travel Guides
Publisher: Full-color Travel Guide
ISBN: 1101879661
Category: Alaska
Page: 368
View: 1767
"Portions of this book appear in Fodor's Alaska."

German and Bosnian Voices in a Time of Crisis

Bosnian Refugees in Germany 1992-2002
Author: William S. Walker
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1608446603
Category: History
Page: 244
View: 9499
The 1992-1995 war in Bosnia, the most violent chapter in the breakup of the former Yugoslavia, forced more than 2,000,000 people from their homes. Europe witnessed the greatest refugee crisis since the end of World War II and Germany became the primary refuge for Bosnians fleeing the fighting. "German and Bosnian Voices In A Time Of Crisis" is the story of what happened during those war years and afterwards when nearly 350,000 Bosnians came to Germany. The story is told with precision and eloquence by William Walker, a journalist with intimate knowledge of Germany, his home for more than 30 years, and the Balkan region, where he worked often during the last two decades. "German and Bosnian Voices In A Time Of Crisis" began as a doctoral dissertation in 2005 at the Seminar of East European History of Heidelberg University. The author, William Walker, was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree for this study of the refugees' time in Germany. The dissertation, which was the result of two years of interviews throughout Germany and the Balkans, was accepted with honors by the university in December 2009. In praising "German and Bosnian Voices" as an eloquently written, groundbreaking document, one of the university evaluators noted, "This work brings us closer to an understanding of the basic problem of German history in the 1990s. Above all it puts our focus on the victims of the history."

Slide Rule

Author: Nevil Shute
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307474186
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
View: 4281
Nevil Shute was a pioneer in the world of flying long before he began to write the stories that made him a bestselling novelist. This autobiography charts Shute’s path from childhood to his career as a gifted aeronautical engineer working at the forefront of the technological experimentation of the 1920s and 30s. The inspiration for many of the themes and concerns of Shutes novels can be found in this enjoyable and enlightening memoir.

Braving It

A Father, a Daughter, and an Unforgettable Journey into the Alaskan Wild
Author: James Campbell
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307461262
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 384
View: 1345
The powerful and affirming story of a father's journey with his teenage daughter to the far reaches of Alaska Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, home to only a handful of people, is a harsh and lonely place. So when James Campbell’s cousin Heimo Korth asked him to spend a summer building a cabin in the rugged Interior, Campbell hesitated about inviting his fifteen-year-old daughter, Aidan, to join him: Would she be able to withstand clouds of mosquitoes, the threat of grizzlies, bathing in an ice-cold river, and hours of grueling labor peeling and hauling logs? But once there, Aidan embraced the wild. She even agreed to return a few months later to help the Korths work their traplines and hunt for caribou and moose. Despite windchills of 50 degrees below zero, father and daughter ventured out daily to track, hunt, and trap. Under the supervision of Edna, Heimo’s Yupik Eskimo wife, Aidan grew more confident in the woods. Campbell knew that in traditional Eskimo cultures, some daughters earned a rite of passage usually reserved for young men. So he decided to take Aidan back to Alaska one final time before she left home. It would be their third and most ambitious trip, backpacking over Alaska’s Brooks Range to the headwaters of the mighty Hulahula River, where they would assemble a folding canoe and paddle to the Arctic Ocean. The journey would test them, and their relationship, in one of the planet’s most remote places: a land of wolves, musk oxen, Dall sheep, golden eagles, and polar bears. At turns poignant and humorous, Braving It is an ode to America’s disappearing wilderness and a profound meditation on what it means for a child to grow up—and a parent to finally, fully let go.


Pioneers Venturing into the Stratosphere
Author: Manfred von Ehrenfried
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3319029010
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 236
View: 2948
Just what does it take to be a stratonaut, soaring to higher and higher altitudes of Earth's atmosphere? Brave men and women have reached extreme heights in balloons, aircraft and rocket ships over the past two centuries, from the first untethered balloon flight to the first flights in the newly defined stratosphere, through to the present flights that continue to set new records. This book defines the altitudes related to the stratosphere, how it changes with latitude and the effects on ascending aviators. Also described is how over time technology enabled aircraft and balloons to achieve higher altitudes. The book shows the clear influence of the military on designs that initially focused on speed and maneuverability, but only later on reaching new altitudes. The early flights into the troposphere and eventually the mid to upper reaches of the stratosphere are chronicled, with great emphasis on flight operations. This includes decompression, bailouts, inertia coupling, ejections, catastrophic disintegration, crashes and deaths. Although the book highlights major altitude attempts and records, it also focuses on the life-threatening problems confronting the would-be stratonaut and the causes of many of their deaths. In doing so, it tries to define just what it takes to be a stratonaut.

Fate is the Hunter

A Pilot's Memoir
Author: Ernest K. Gann
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671636030
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 390
View: 3047
Ernest K. Gann’s classic memoir is an up-close and thrilling account of the treacherous early days of commercial aviation. In his inimitable style, Gann brings you right into the cockpit, recounting both the triumphs and terrors of pilots who flew when flying was anything but routine.

A Star To Steer By

Author: AnnaLee Conti
Publisher: Ambassador International
ISBN: 1620204029
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 7676
This exciting sequel to Till the Storm Passes By, second book in the Alaskan Waters series, goes back a generation to tell the love story of the Norwegian parents Evie never knew. Tales of the booming fishing industry and big money to be made in faraway Alaska in 1920 lure nineteen-year-old Norman Pedersen, a Norwegian fisherman, to immigrate to Alaska to make his fortune. He plans to return to Norway to marry his fiancée, Kristina Michelsen, who promises to wait for him, even if it takes years. But Norman becomes entrapped in a “prison” of his own making. In Alaska, Norman is charmed by the beautiful but conniving Cecilia. In Norway, Kristina is wooed by Henrik, her best friend’s musically talented cousin. Norman calls Kristina his “star to steer by.” Will he ever find his true “star to steer by”?

Moon Anchorage, Denali & the Kenai Peninsula

Author: Don Pitcher
Publisher: Moon Travel
ISBN: 163121277X
Category: Travel
Page: 348
View: 1645
In this full-color guide, seasoned travel writer Don Pitcher shares the best ways to experience all that Anchorage, Denali, and the Kenai Peninsula have to offer, from Anchorage Museum's fascinating exhibits to the natural splendor of Denali National Park to Resurrection Bay's breathtaking wildlife tours. Pitcher leads travelers to the highlights of the three areas, offering tips on how to make an Anchorage stay enjoyable and affordable, what to bring on a trip to Denali, and which of the Kenai Peninsula's many outdoor recreational opportunities shouldn't be passed up. Complete with information on taking a boat trip to Portage Glacier, stepping into the past in old mining town Hope, and watching for belugas and bore tides on Turnagain Arm, Moon Anchorage, Denali & the Kenai Peninsula gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.


Author: John Nance
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781942266624
Page: N.A
View: 5422
Over the Atlantic in the dark of night, the electronic brain of Pangia Airlines Flight 10 quietly and without warning disconnects all the cockpit controls and reverses course on its own. The crew of the huge Airbus 330 at first sense nothing, the flight displays still showing them on course to New York. But with puzzled passengers reporting stars on the wrong side and growing alarm over the sudden failure of all their radios - and when armed fighters pull alongside to force them to land - the confused pilots discover that Flight 10 is streaking back toward the hyper-volatile Middle East and there is nothing they can do about it. With an alphabet soup of federal agencies struggling for answers and messages flying between Washington, and Tel Aviv where the flight began, the growing supposition that Flight 10 may be hijacked is fueled by the presence of a feared and hated former head of state sitting in first class, a man with an extreme Mid East agenda who may somehow be responsible for the Airbus A-330's loss of control. As frantic speculation spreads, the possibility that the unresponsive airliner could be the leading edge of a sophisticated attack on Iran designed to provoke a nuclear response drives increasingly desperate decisions. As time and fuel runs low, flying at full throttle toward a hostile border ahead, Captain Jerry Tollefson and First Officer Dan Horneman have to put their personal animosities aside and risk everything to wrest control from the electronic ghost holding them ? and perhaps the world - on a course to certain disaster.And in the "Hole" - as the war room in Tel Aviv is called - the interim Prime Minister of Israel grapples with a horrifying choice in the balance between 300 airborne lives and the probability of nuclear war.

Mary Joyce

Taku to Fairbanks, 1,000 Miles by Dogteam
Author: Mary Anne Greiner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781425988241
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 168
View: 3024
While 'Hurricane Andrew' has just devastated Miami, it has also wreaked havoc on Gabby's life as well. Prior to her amnesia, she discovers she is suspected of being involved in a robbery before Andrew' decided to blow in. Also blown into her life is Alex, her ex-husband who wants her back, Kyle, her current married lover and Trent, a man who loves Gabby and holds the key to many forgotten memories. Gabriella is a working mother trying to juggle a career and get more involved in her children's lives. Her love interests and children add more mental anguish since each seems to be more concerned with their own needs than those of our amnesia victim. As Gabriella floats in and out of remembering her past she becomes aware of a disconcerting life-style yet, Gabby is left with the ability of changing the future and leaving the past with some of the debris Andrew' has already buried.

Historic Aircraft Wrecks of San Bernardino County

Author: G. Pat Macha
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 162584090X
Category: History
Page: 128
View: 5290
Weather, darkness and twists of fate have contributed to more than three hundred airplane crashes in San Bernardino County, California. Many of these accidents occurred in the vast Mojave Desert, others on the cloud-shrouded, snow-capped mountains of the largest county in the lower forty-eight states. Searches often were labored yet fruitless, even for the privileged: Frank Sinatra's mother perished here in a downed plane. The quest for an aircraft containing $5,000 in cash has become the stuff of legend. Tales of survival in uninhabited, rugged landscapes have been especially harrowing. Join renowned aircraft-crash search specialist G. Pat Macha for dozens of sorrowful, triumphant, touching and surprising true stories of those who lived through the ordeals of plane crashes--and others who didn't.

Land of the Radioactive Midnight Sun

A Cheechako's First Year in Alaska
Author: Sean Michael Flynn
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429973977
Category: Travel
Page: 288
View: 5706
"In New York City, a Cheechako (chee CHA-ko) would be the kid who just fell off the turnip truck. No street smarts. A pink windbreaker. A subway map sticking from his back pocket...In Alaska, a Cheechako is even easier to spot. He's the guy with his tongue stuck to a metal pole. A tenderfoot. A greenhorn." Land of the Radioactive Midnight Sun is the story of Lt. Sean Michael Flynn as he tries to survive his first year in Alaska. With romantic notions of Jack London and Bush piloting, Lt. Flynn requests a transfer to Eielson Air Force Base outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. He is a bit unnerved at how easy the transfer goes through. From a rugby game on a frozen river to living across from Santa's Village to random moose attacks to soaring over the Bush in an F-16, Land of the Radioactive Midnight Sun is a hilarious trial-by-many-errors account of what it takes to become a true Alaskan.

Best Easy Day Hikes Fairbanks

Author: Montana Hodges
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762757760
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 104
View: 2056
Best Easy Day Hikes Fairbanks includes concise descriptions of the best short hikes in the area, with detailed maps of the routes. The 20 hikes in this guide are generally short, easy to follow, and guaranteed to please.

Down the Little Pee Dee

Paddling South Carolina's Legendary Blackwater River
Author: William S. Walker
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781457531385
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 172
View: 1165
A Legendary River, A Promise And A Unique Adventure It was a familiar place that William Walker returned to in the summer of 2012-back from a writing career in Europe to his boyhood home in Eastern South Carolina and to the Little Pee Dee, a legendary river celebrated from the time of Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox. He had made a promise to his dying cousin Ben to paddle the river of their youth and he meant to keep his word. When he could fi nd no book to guide the 109-mile journey Walker wrote one. Down The Little Pee Dee-Paddling South Carolina's Legendary Blackwater River records the events of the trip made by the author and his friend and cousin, naturalist L.L. Gaddy. The two paddled the Little Pee Dee from its headwaters at Red Bluff Lake in Marlboro County, S.C., to the junction with the Great Pee Dee River near the Atlantic Ocean. Walker's entertaining and often deeply personal narrative intertwines the history of the Little Pee Dee-and his family's history-with the two paddlers' adventures on the river.

Wager with the Wind

The Don Sheldon Story
Author: James Greiner
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1429997524
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
View: 6685
Don Sheldon has been called 'Alaska's bush pilot among bush pilots', but he was also just one man in a fragile airplane who, in the end, was solely responsible for each mission he flew, be it a high-risk landing to the rescue of others from certain death in the mountains of Alaska or the routine delivery of supplies to a lonely homesteader. Read James Greiner's Wager with the Wind to learn how a hero was born, and also how he made his courageous journey to the unknown skies of dealing with cancer.