Panhandle Pilot – Twenty Years of Flying in Southeast Alaska
Bob Adkins came to Southeast Alaska in 1964, planning to stay a year or two at the most. Forty-eight years later he’s still here, and has lived “The Alaskan Dream” that many imagine, but few fulfill.
Bob learned to fly in 1966 and went on to obtain private, commercial, instrument, and multi-engine ratings. He also became a certified flight instructor, and flew 12 seasons as a commercial air taxi pilot.
From the succinct entries that fill three pilot log books come most of the stories and events that comprise Panhandle Pilot. Some of the stories are amusing, some are ironic, some are sad, some are thought provoking. Panhandle Pilot also gives the reader insight into the air taxi industry that is so vitally important to residents and businesses in Alaska’s panhandle.
Panhandle Pilot will provide entertaining and enjoyable reading for anyone interested in aviation and Alaskana.
Copies of Panhandle Pilot may be obtained by sending a check or money order (or by ordering online through PayPal) for $15.00 plus $3 s/h