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For the Love of Flying: The Story of Laurentian Air Services Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail

For the Love of Flying: The Story of Laurentian Air Services

Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail

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ISBN : 9781896941578
Paperback
224 pages
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This book tells the story of Laurentian Air Services and its subsidiaries, Air Schefferville, Delay River Outfitters and more. Drawing on interviews with Laurentians owners, pilots and ground crew, Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail explores this innovativeMoreThis book tells the story of Laurentian Air Services and its subsidiaries, Air Schefferville, Delay River Outfitters and more. Drawing on interviews with Laurentians owners, pilots and ground crew, Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail explores this innovative companys colorful 60-year history from its founding in Ottawa in 1936 with Waco biplanes through the 1990s when it operated twin-engine turboprops. This book is filled with lively flying anecdotes from the cockpits of world-famous bushplanes, including the de Havilland Beaver and Otter, the Douglas DC-3 and the Grumman Goose. From daring rescues and close calls, to the filming of Hollywoods Captains of the Clouds, Laurentians pilots did it all. Interlaced with these fascinating accounts are stories of back-country air tourism, the mineral and hydro-power boom in Quebec and Newfoundland-Labrador and tales of flying into fishing and hunting camps in remote regions of Ungava. With an exciting collection of photographs - many never before published - this is a long-overdue book that will appeal to all who enjoy the romance of flying on the frontier.