December 23, 2011 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] Calgary, Canada - In the wake of world-wide attention generated by the Omni Film Productions creation, ICE PILOTS NWT(C), Alberta Publishing is pleased to announce the release of a new publication, "Buffalo Airways - Diamonds, DC-3s and 'Buffalo Joe' McBryan" by critically-acclaimed aviation author and military historian, Darrell Knight.
In this rollicking, no-holds-barred account of flying at its best, the author provides a personal account of the long road to becoming a commercial pilot in Canada's north. Detailed in the text is an eye-witness account of a long list of difficulties experienced by young, newly-endorsed flyers who go north to break into the airline business, the extreme and unforgiving nature of operating vintage World War II-era aircraft in Canada's Arctic, and the day-to-day difficulties attendant with working for Buffalo Airways under the watchful eye of legendary northern aviator and President of Buffalo Airways, the enigmatic 'Buffalo Joe' McBryan.
Included is a brief history of the founding of the airline, the logistics and equipment made necessary for flying passengers and freight to isolated regions - often, with no support infrastructure provided en route or at destination - and a colorful cast of crew members and outstanding characters who contributed to the early successes and isolated failures experienced by this controversial, world-famous DC-3 operator. Many grey-scale photographs included of antique aircraft in daily operation, flight crew and support personnel, and the rugged terrain and "ice strip" airfields of the far north.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 3.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Buffalo Airways 1.0 is $3.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category. This book is also available Amazon Kindle Store, and in conventional soft-cover monograph copy from Lulu(C) Store on-line, Buffalo Airwear(C) Store on-line and Alberta Publishing.
Alberta Publishing was founded by Barbara and Darrell Knight in the spring of 2010, with the intent to publish select titles of books that we deemed were important and historical in nature. The business activities of Alberta Publishing began as an e-book publisher but have expanded to include traditional, printed monographs. Copyright (C) 2010-2011 Alberta Publishing. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.