"You won't want to put it down while the midnight sun still shines!"—Airways Magazine
"MAYDAY, MADAY! I'M GOING DOWN, I'M GOING D—"
Two young pilots, Daniel "DC" Alva, and Allen David Foley, take on the world's most dangerous flying: the Alaskan bush. But Mother Nature—and a beautiful Native Alaskan—stand in their way.
Southeast Alaska Seaplanes, Juneau. Retired airline captain, Chief Pilot Dusty Tucker pilots a renegade band of flying misfits. Meet legendary bush pilot Jake “Crash” Whitakker, equally adept at landing planes and ladies—and “crashin’ ‘em” as well; prankster pilot Ralph Olaphsen, who once set an extinct volcano ablaze on April Fool’s Day; and no-nonsense Check Airman Holly Innes, trying to cut a respectable niche in the notoriously macho bush pilot world—while escaping a dangerous past.
Amid Alaska’s volatile skies, DC and Allen face escalating challenges in and out of the cockpit. As the two cheechackos, or greenhorns, learn the ropes, they are also roped into Crash and Ralph’s hare-brained scheme, Operation Dirty Harry. Under the suspicious nose of Draconian FAA Inspector Frederick Bruner, the pilots hatch a plot to hijack and rescue a planeload of orphaned bear cubs. Moreover, mischievous Tlingit Indian Tonya Hunter, as wild and unpredictable as the land in which she lives, plays the two lovestruck cheechackos against each other.
But the true villain of the story is Mother Nature herself. Alaska’s notoriously fickle weather and rugged terrain take on a life of its own.
Can the two cheechackos survive Her relentless onslaught and launch their fledgeling airline careers?”
Airline Captain, popular blogger and author Eric Auxier brings his former Alaska bush flying experience to life in his second novel, "The Last Bush Pilots." The award-winning "Code Name: Dodger" is his first.
"Eric Auxier is the next Tom Clancy of Aviation." —Tawni Waters, Author, "Beauty of the Broken;" "Siren Song;" Grand Prize Recipient, Top Travel Writers 2010
"I flew through The Last Bush Pilots in one sitting, keeping my seatbelt securely fastened. A fast-paced tale, thoroughly enjoyed."—John Wegg, Editor Airways Magazine
"Eric paints pictures with words that are every bit as beautiful and moving as anything ever drawn or photographed. " —Aviationguy.com