The Map of My Dead Pilots: The Dangerous Game of Flying in Alaska

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There are some books about aviation that are so spot-on, so gritty, that you are compelled to hide them from the aviation squeamish. “The Map of My Dead Pilots: The Dangerous Game of Flying in Alaska” is one of these books. The book was written by Colleen Mondor, who drew upon her four years of running dispatch operations for a Fairbanks-based airline. The names have been changed, but the experiences, such as knowingly flying over-loaded aircraft and intentional scud-running, are pulled from real life.

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