Winging It! by Mr. Jack Jefford
(Caribou Classics)

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Jack Jefford shares stories of his gripping rescues, white-knuckle crackups, and wild adventures that come from flying the not always friendly skies of Alaska. Arriving in the Territory of Alaska in 1937, he started flying from the gold rush town of Nome for Hans Mirow. Jack’s stories are some of the most fascinating and interesting to come out of Alaska. At the urging of his daughter, this great, early Alaska pilot decided to share these incredible flying stories with all aviation fans the world over
 

About Mr. Jack Jefford

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Jack Jefford (1910-1979) was a natural storyteller and a pioneering giant of Alaskan aviation history. He was a "pilot's pilot," who flew so well he figured in scores of dramatic rescue flights. He also helped develop the aerial trailways that are flown today by commercial jets. At the urging of his daughter Carmen, he began recording his stories while sitting in his favorite chair with a glass of whiskey nearby. Over five years, he made 18 tapes, which his daughter and her husband Mark transcribed and edited with the help of aviation journalist Cliff Cernick. The result is a collection of fascinating aviation stories ever to come out of Alaska. From Jack's barnstorming days in Nebraska to his role as FAA Chief Pilot in Alaska, he was one of the best bush pilots who became a legend in his own time.
 
Published February 29, 2012 by Alaska Northwest Books. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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