Backcountry Pilot: Flying Adventures with Ike Russell (Southwest Center Series)

* Read ! Backcountry Pilot: Flying Adventures with Ike Russell (Southwest Center Series) by Thomas Bowen ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB. Backcountry Pilot: Flying Adventures with Ike Russell (Southwest Center Series) Harvey Woodmeadow said Cautious thrill-ride for bush flying fans. Thrill-ride, because Ike Russell was apparently no shrinking violet when it came to pushing the envelope, especially in his airplane. Cautious, because in spite of the seemingly risky lifestyle, Russell manages his risk using his years of experience (sometimes getting some more experience in the process), having a few notable calamitie]

Backcountry Pilot: Flying Adventures with Ike Russell (Southwest Center Series)

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Rating : 4.43 (804 Votes)
Asin : 0816521794
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 206 Pages
Publish Date : 2017-06-11
Language : English

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Harvey Woodmeadow said Cautious thrill-ride for bush flying fans. "Thrill-ride", because Ike Russell was apparently no shrinking violet when it came to pushing the envelope, especially in his airplane. "Cautious", because in spite of the seemingly risky lifestyle, Russell manages his risk using his years of experience (sometimes getting some more experience in the process), having a few notable calamitie

“The book is meticulously edited and well illustrated. Anyone who is captivated by the wild landscapes of coastal Sonora, the Midriff islands, and the northern Sierra Madre Occidental will enjoy this fine tribute to Ike Russell.” —Journal of Arizona History

" A backcountry pilot famous for his jaunts into the wildest, most remote regions of the borderlands, Alexander "Ike" Russell has become something of a legend since his death in 1980, and the stories surrounding his flights never fail to amaze. Backcountry Pilot is the story of a larger-than-life adventurer, with those who knew Ike sharing tales tall and true about his famous exploits, brushes with fate, and sometimes narrow escapes from the jaws of disaster. Many describe the great adventures and gut-wrenching close calls that have become enshrined in local folklore as classic "Ike Russell stories," in all their hair-raising and hilarious splendor. More than a highly skilled bush pilot, he was an extraordinary human being who touched the lives of everyone he met. It includes reminiscences by such scientists and friends as botanist Richard Felger, whom Ike frequently flew down to Seriland; ethnohistorian Bernard Fontana, whom Ike took to Tarahumara country; and paleoecologist Paul Martin, who talked Ike into a nine-month trip through Africa over totally unfamiliar terrain. When people get together around southern Arizona, there's a good chance that somebody will say, "That reminds me of the time I flew with Ike Russell. He often landed on short and dangerous airstrips and never seemed to mind running out of gas, getting caught without provisions, or attempting night landings in unlighted terrain. For those who never got the chance, Bac