Sunday, June 1, 2008
Getting Out Alive
Survival experts show pilots what to do when the propeller stops spinning
|Few topics in aviation are as popular as that of survival after a forced landing. Since the tragic September 2007 disappearance of adventurer Steve Fossett, the topic has been the subject of countless hangar flying sessions and pilot’s lounge discussions.|
|Classic Survival Guides|
It’s beyond the scope of one magazine article to teach you all aspects of survival. Pilots are encouraged to reference survival manuals for more information. While there are thousands of survival books, our experts agree that certain classics are considered “bibles” of the survival world. We’ve listed some here. Note that some of these books may be out of print.
• Primitive Wilderness Living and Survival Skills by John and Geri McPherson
|Les Stroud Online |
Includes links to Les Stroud’s new survival book, to be published by HarperCollins.
|Jack Mountain Bushcraft & Guide Service (Wolfeboro Falls, N.H.) |
Tim Smith offers practical wilderness survival courses, traditional bushcraft and guided trips.
|The Boulder Outdoor School of Survival (BOSS) |
One of the nation’s oldest outdoor survival schools, BOSS offers varied survival and outdoor skills courses.