(The Map of My Dead Pilots) [PDF KINDLE] Ö Colleen Mondor


The Map of My Dead Pilots

review The Map of My Dead Pilots 103 E knows all too well the gap between the romance and reality of small plane piloting in the wildest territory of the United States From overloaded aircraft to wings covered in ice from flying sled dogs and dead bodies piloting in Alaska is about living hard and working harder What Mondor witnessed day to day would make anyone's hair stand on endUltimately it is the pilots themselves; laced with ice and whi. I wanted to read this book because my father had been a bush pilot in Alaska during the late 1940s and early 1950s The book is not a blow by blow history of aviation in Alaska and in some ways that was a bit of a disappointment However I found myself drawn in chapter by chapter to what really amounts to a sort of The Things We Carried for Alaskan bush pilots Instead of a straight forward narrative the book is a memoir of the author s time spent working in the operations office for an aviation company in Alaska during the 1990s Mixing her own personal stories of working with the company doing graduate work on the causes of airplane crashes in Alaska the death of her father and dealing with deaths of so many of the pilots with whom she worked Mondor creates a world in which the truth about crashes and near misses and other tragic and sometimes comic episodes associated with flying in Alaska is constantly changing Like Tim O Brien she deals extensively with how her troops the pilots told and retold stories to try and figure out what went wrong what they might have done differently who or what was to blame I would have rated it higher except for the fact that there is a tremendous amount of repetition not just in telling the same stories again and again but in the exact same language used over and over again It sometimes seems like filler Nevertheless I m glad I read it if just for the last few chapters dealing with one of the pilots his return back to his family in Ohio and his efforts to get them to try and understand what he went through while participating in one of the most romanticized and particularly deadly vocations in the world

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review The Map of My Dead Pilots 103 Northern Exposure meets Air America in this expose of the daily life and death insanity of commercial flying in Alaska The Map of My Dead Pilots is about flying pilots and Alaskaand specifically about those pilots who take death defying risks in the Last Frontier and sometimes pay the price Colleen Mondor spent four years running dispatch operations for a Fairbanks based commuter and charter airline and sh. I live in a world that revolves around aviation so I was very excited to read this memoir Piloting a charter plane in Alaska means you are flying in what can be harsh conditions It also means flying by sight unusual cargo everything from dogs to dead bodies and it can mean some pretty risky situations for the pilot and the crew I was immediately drawn into the book by Colleen Mondor s writing style it is straightforward but the feelings she had for the people and the place really came through You get an opportunity to look into a uniue way of life and see all that is beautiful and awful about the pilots what brought them to Alaska and how they ended up flying these planesOne aspect that I find very appealing is that you don t have to be an aviation buff to enjoy this book The experiences of the pilots go beyond simply flying and are full of adventure sorrow laughter and even death It is a way of life for them Many of the stories stayed with me but one in particular about a young girl who was overdosing left me shaking my head I won t spoil the story but it wasn t what I expected at all When I finished reading this book I had to remind myself that this was actually about real people and that these people or those like them are still flying and some are still not making it back It is a world that is very different from my comfortable suburban existence which made it all the fascinating to me This is a wonderful book and I can think of several people on my list who will find it in their stocking this Christmas

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review The Map of My Dead Pilots 103 Skey death and camaraderie silence and engine roar who capture her imagination In fine detail Mondor reveals the technical side of flying the history of Alaskan aviation and a world that demands a close communion with extreme physical danger and emotional toughness The Map of My Dead Pilots is an engrossing narrative whose gritty no holds barred style is reminiscent of the works of Ken Kesey and Tim O'Brie. Wow I could not put down this book It reminded me of the book The Things they carried in that it has many of the same themes But instead of war this was bush flying in Alaska Like war there was the death of too many friends And the death was always close at hand and almost random It is also how tragic experiences still victimize those that had no physical wounds But it also celebrates the friendships and black comedy from those experiences I thought back to a time when I worked overseas at a small school in the middle of a giant slum The friendship were intense but also the laughs Because when it is really terrible all you can do is laugh You are so glad to leave but then realize you miss the close friendships that adversity brings Does Alaska attract the riskiest pilots or does flying in Alaska push pilots to take too many risks Mondor seems to think the later

  • Hardcover
  • 256
  • The Map of My Dead Pilots
  • Colleen Mondor
  • English
  • 06 January 2019
  • 9780762773619

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    (The Map of My Dead Pilots) [PDF KINDLE] Ö Colleen Mondor characters The Map of My Dead Pilots Get God or get drunk either way you're still flying tomorrowWhen Alaska Senator Ted Stevens died in an airplane crash in 2010 I remember an NPR commentator citing a statistic about the absurdly high number of plane crashes that occur in that state each year I was blown away by the figure but wouldn't you know I can't find it Curse you Google You've never let me down before I did find this During 1990 2009 there were 1615 commuter

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    free download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB æ Colleen Mondor (The Map of My Dead Pilots) [PDF KINDLE] Ö Colleen Mondor Living as I do in a village accessible only by air and water and in a winter of weather as vicious as this I am finding a deep desire to also add to this review the tag horror Or maybe thriller Because this is the world we here live in dependent upon these pilots and companies and it's damned scary Don't believe for a moment that the author is exaggerating Anything Because just as the pilots make a sometimes u

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    free download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB æ Colleen Mondor Colleen Mondor æ 3 free download (The Map of My Dead Pilots) [PDF KINDLE] Ö Colleen Mondor I live in a world that revolves around aviation so I was very excited to read this memoir Piloting a charter plane in Alaska means you are flying in what can be harsh conditions It also means flying by sight unusual cargo everything from dogs to dead bodies and it can mean some pretty risky situations for the pilot and the crew I was immediately drawn into the book by Colleen Mondor's writing style; it is straightforward

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    characters The Map of My Dead Pilots (The Map of My Dead Pilots) [PDF KINDLE] Ö Colleen Mondor Colleen Mondor æ 3 free download I don’t remember where I heard about this book – maybe from Goodreads? Maybe from an article somewhere else on the internet But I am so glad I read this because it really resonated with me – it’s about aviation in Alaska superficially but importantly it’s about life I for one am not familiar with avia

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    Colleen Mondor æ 3 free download free download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB æ Colleen Mondor characters The Map of My Dead Pilots I've been reading Colleen Mondor's blog for awhile and her book sounded interesting Then I saw that one of my libraries had

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    free download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB æ Colleen Mondor (The Map of My Dead Pilots) [PDF KINDLE] Ö Colleen Mondor Colleen Mondor æ 3 free download Very episodic the author is primarily an essayist and it shows Often moving sometimes irritating Alaska is a giant welfar

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    (The Map of My Dead Pilots) [PDF KINDLE] Ö Colleen Mondor Absolutely fascinating I just wanted and of the stories of the dangers and strangeness these pilots and Colleen faced working for the

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    (The Map of My Dead Pilots) [PDF KINDLE] Ö Colleen Mondor Wow I could not put down this book It reminded me of the book The Things they carried in that it has many of the same themes But instead of war this was bush flying in Alaska Like war there was the death of too many friends And the death was always close at hand and almost random It is also how tragic experiences still victimize those that had no physical wounds But it also celebrates the friendships and black comedy from those

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    Colleen Mondor æ 3 free download free download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB æ Colleen Mondor characters The Map of My Dead Pilots As a pilot the book reads like the accident reports we review to remind us what not to do Flying is an unforgiving thing and the conditions in Alaska offer challenges than many pilots would ever want My reservation with this memoir is on it's persistent litany of death caused by pilots making a series of bad decisions The reality of flying i

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