Helicopter flying changed aviation around the world forever. Early developments spearheaded by courageous pilots and engineers in the rugged terrain of British Columbia were instrumental in the development of helicopter technology internationally. The early, fragile-looking machines made vast areas of the province readily accessible for the first time. Soon they were being used in surveying, mining, forestry, agriculture, fire-fighting, search and rescue, and as air ambulances. Many first-hand experiences and interviews bring this exciting and dramatic story to life. Extensively illustrated with vintage photographs.
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Peter Corley-Smith, an award-winning writer, was a pilot in the RAF during World War II, and for twenty years a helicopter bush pilot. He is a retired Curator and now a Research Associate with the Royal British Columbia Museum.
David N. Parker is a historian with a longtime interest in aviation. He too is a former Curator and works now as a freelance aviation consultant.
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Book Description Sono Nis Pr, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111550390945