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Peter Eugene Biegel work. His humor and love of jokes will be greatly missed. He was the best husband, dad, grandfather, sometime bush pilot, and Alaskan adventurer.A funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Soldotna, on Saturday...
What others say: Alaska's pilots are its lifeblood

In the opening pages of Colleen Mondor's book, "The Map of My Dead Pilots," a handful of bush pilots are trading blue-mouthed gripes:"We're just a bunch of damn bus drivers," one says. "Glorified bus drivers.""Bus...
Helen Dorothy Logan Allen

...worked for the F.A.A. and Helen spread her wings as a bush pilot, flying in and out of villages and gold mines in the...aviation a gala. She was honored for her many years as a bush pilot in Alaska, one of the earliest women pilots flying regularly...
Les Palmer: The legendary Beaver

...areas. The company hired legendary bush pilot "Punch" Dickens, who surveyed 80 bush pilots for advice on what the plane should...power" was one of the things the bush pilots wanted. Pratt & Whitney, builders...
NTSB releases documents in fatal Alaska crash investigation

...pilots regularly took off without consulting them, according to testimony collected by investigators.Employees had a "bush pilot mentality," a Federal Aviation Administration manager told the NTSB. The report documents FAA frustrations with Hageland...
US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

...early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for...the Kenai Peninsula south of Anchorage. A well-known bush pilot, Gilliland died in a plane crash on Montague Island...
What others say: Emmys honor Ketchikan stories told well

...Ketchikan Story Project, which started in 2008.A feature on Ketchikan's timber industry years and another about its Bush pilots won at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Northwest Chapter over the weekend.This is a great way...
William Krager

...commercial and sports fishing, gold mining, producing pure maple syrup and real estate investing. Bill was also an Alaskan Bush pilot and enjoyed his planes.Bill's mother Pearl, father Author and sister Patricia preceded him in death.He is survived...
Kenneth Cole Grimes

...create something from nothing, where hard work and perseverance were necessary traits. He flew thousands of hours as a bush pilot, and the trio of Schadle, Frohlich and Grimes rode their steeds of fabric and steel into places and situations that...
Homer 'girly girl' takes path few women follow as licensed airplane mechanic

...and encouragement." Breese enjoys sharing her story and can be seen in Jim Oltersdorf's documentary, "Alaska's Bush Pilots ... The Real Deal," that aired on PBS and is available on DVD. She also is amused by others' reactions to a woman...


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