THE FLYING NORTH by Jean Potter
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THE FLYING NORTH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Every air-minded reader will find this packed with excitement, adventure, heroism and humor -- the thrilling story of the bush fliers in Alaska. They are personages, most popular and distinguished men in the Territory. They fly cannery workers, mining prospectors, corpses, mental cases, pregnant women (some have had babies in the air). They transport everything from mining equipment to hair pins. Here are stories of men who opened up the skyways, their incredible escapes, their landings on patches of ice, water, ground that scarcely supports sea gulls, and their ingenuity in meeting disaster. In spite of the lack of government support, bush fliers have made flying a part of the Territory life, and during the war gave invaluable help to armed forces. In chapters devoted to individual exploits there's enough hair-raising excitement for a dozen adventure novels. Plus sales for boys.

Pub Date: April 29th, 1947
Publisher: Macmillan