Review of Michael Vlessides’ The Ice Pilots

Since the television series Ice Pilots, NWT debuted in 2008, thousands of devoted fans have tuned in weekly to watch the Buffalo Airways team keep vintage aircraft like Douglas DC-3 Dakotas, DC-4s, and Curtiss C-46 Commandos flying in Canada’s North. Viewers are equally riveted by the show’s “characters”: the McBryan family, headed by no-nonsense “Buffalo”Continue reading “Review of Michael Vlessides’ The Ice Pilots”

The Sky’s No Limit for Girls in Yellowknife!

On March 10, 2012 from 10am to 4pm, girls ages 8 to 19 can enjoy a free helicopter ride courtesty of Trinity Helicopters and local Yellowknife sponsors (like Buffalo Airways, Canadian North, etc). In addition to free rides, young women and their families can meet inspiring women in civilian and military aviation, check out static aircraft displays,Continue reading “The Sky’s No Limit for Girls in Yellowknife!”

Flying High in Yellowknife

Last weekend I was lucky enough to be in Yellowknife, NWT for the Midnight Sun Float Plane Fly-In doing research for my book on northern Canadian aviation history. Here’s a little photo album from this amazing event: It may be ranked one of the coldest places in Canada during the winter, but July was warm,Continue reading “Flying High in Yellowknife”