Flying to Extremes: Memories of a Northern Bush Pilot
by Dominique Prinet
Recalling some of the most memorable escapades ever conducted in the Canadian Arctic with bush planes, Flying to Extremes takes place in the late 1960s and early 1970s from a base at Yellowknife, in the heart of the Northwest Territories. Illustrated throughout with colour photographs.
Read Brian Cotter's recent review of this book on this site.
The retail price is $24.95 + tax. The CAHS will be offering this book for $21 (tax included) + $6 shipping to a Canadian address.
This entertaining book recollects Prinet’s adventures as a young man while capturing the humour, beauty, danger and unique culture of northern communities, in the dramatic landscape of the Canadian Arctic. Readers familiar with the region and those who can only dream of visiting it will both find this title a nostalgic and captivating read.
Author Dominique Prinet, in the 1960s worked as a commercial bush pilot in the Canadian Arctic and High Arctic, on floats in the summer and skis in the winter, navigating with an astrocompass. He holds an airline transport pilot licence and has more than 5,000 hours of flying. Following classical studies in Paris, it was Prinet’s intensive flying in the Arctic that allowed him to pay for further studies in electrical engineering, helping him to obtain his masters from McGill University. The stories in this book describe some of the adventures he experienced in northern Canada.
Dominique Prinet would go on to work for Nordair and Canadian Airlines in VP positions. Prinet has also filled his life with many adventures, from climbing 12,000-foot peaks to crossing the Atlantic in a sailboat. To read more about Dominique Prinet’s life, please click here.
Click here to see a recent CAHS Ottawa Chapter monthly meeting where Dominique spoke about flying experiences described in the book, Flying to Extremes: Memories of a Northern Bush Pilot. You can also click here for a French interview with the author.