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Flying to Extremes: Memories of a Northern Bush Pilot


In January 1965, 25‐year‐old Parisian pilot Dominique Prinet arrives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with just $200 in his pocket, no return ticket, and knowing absolutely no one. Soon after, Prinet finds himself flying bush planes in the Canadian Arctic from a base at Yellowknife, in the heart of the Northwest Territories. Prinet weaves breathtaking reflections of life in the High Arctic, describing thrilling adventures in trying weather conditions and Arctic winter nights with no daylight for weeks. Prinet lands on sandbars, rivers, lakes, and the tundra – ferrying First Nations peoples, trappers, prospectors, miners, adventurer tourists, gold‐ingot thieves and performing medevacs. Available from your local bookstore, on Amazon.ca or direct from Hancock House at: https://www.hancockhouse.com/products/flying-to-extremes

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