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Download The Max Ward Story: A Bush Pilot in the Bureaucratic Jungle epub

by Max Ward

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Download The Max Ward Story: A Bush Pilot in the Bureaucratic Jungle epub
ISBN: 0771083025
ISBN13: 978-0771083020
Category: Biographies
Author: Max Ward
Language: English
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart; 1st edition (October 19, 1991)
Pages: 342 pages
ePUB size: 1700 kb
FB2 size: 1989 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 663
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Once upon a time, flying was pretty much restricted to the business people with expenses accounts and the well to do upper middle class and up. Without entrepreneurs like Max Ward, air fares might still be out of reach for most people.

For anyone researching or interested in the history of Canadian/International commercial aviation, this out of print book is an essential reference.
For that matter understanding the bureaucratic jungle that surrounds commercial aviation today, this also will assist in detailing the evolution of the rules and how most countries fought the introduction of smaller competitive airlines that threatened the monopolies of the big "flag" airlines.
I worked for his airline long ago as a student and used their charter service, never realized that I was in the thick of the evolution to cheap, affordable air travel!
Very interesting story
I absolutely love this book. This just had to be said. It covers a lifetime and is surprisingly well-written. It starts out as a highly adventurous tale of his younger years as army pilot trainer and Bushpilot in Yukon and the Northwest Territories, and then it turns into a very interesting, at times amusing tale of the development of a charter airline, Wardair Canada, which grew to become Canada's third largest airline before being swallowed up by Canadian. It is eye-opening and educational, even if it can be a bit repetitive around the issues that the author feels bitter about. Still, a very exciting read, and truly a must-have for aviation enthusiasts around the world. However, even people not too knowledgeable about this airline will thoroughly enjoy this book. If you have never heard of this airline: Imagine Wardair being a Canadian version of Virgin Atlantic in the 1970s and 80s that ultimately failed, despite a superior product.