Harold Dougal's first flight was in a Tri-Motor Stinson in 1937. He went on to fly almost anything he could get his hands on, in an aviation career that spanned decades. He was chief pilot for Bradley Mining Company, general manager for Boise Air Service, chief pilot for Mackay Bar Corporation, and chief pilot for S.P. Aircraft. He also helped build two ranches in the Idaho wilderness. He is a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Navy. He took his pilot training using the G.I Bill. He logged more than 20,000 hours flying time by 1989, when he retired from commercial flying. After that, he continued to teach students and give flight reviews.
Back country pilot Harold Dougal shares true tales gleaned from decades flying in a region known for rough terrain, dangerous weather, interesting residents, and a few airstrips that can only be successfully approached one way. Illustrated with photos and line drawings.