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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-23/ntsb-releases-documents-in-fatal-ala
News
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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-01-01
Outdoors
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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-09-01/us-trained-alaskans-as-secret-stay-b
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-06-17/what-others-say-emmys-honor-ketch
Opinion

...Fraser's family (patients) when they heard he was going to retire from his practice that he took over from the legendary bush pilot Dr. Elmer Gaede in 1988, other than perhaps the joy they felt for the man who had worked tirelessly for half a century...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dispatch/2013-11-04
Dispatch
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...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000168964447
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...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000168523763
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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-06-18/homer-%E2%80%98girly-girl%E2%80%99-t
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Real Deal: Soldotna filmmaker works on Bush pilot documentary

...self-produced documentary, "Alaska Bush Pilots The Real Deal, Commercial Operations...follow-up to his DVD, "Alaska Bush Pilots The Real Deal," which was distributed...portray the reality of Alaska's bush pilots using sophisticated equipment and...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/112310/new_740497313.shtml
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Why haven't you died in an avalanche yet?

...Pass. There aren't many avalanche accidents. Avalanches are predictable. Accidents aren't. Bush pilots have accidents. Many old Bush pilots are dead. Meanwhile, avalanche professionals, whose job it is to spend a great deal of time in...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/121401/out_1214010004.shtml
Outdoors

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