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The Pilots Monument in Yellowknife, high on a rocky knoll above Old Town and the many float plane docks on Great Slave Lake, was erected in 1999. The plaque reads: "Bush Pilots of Canada. In the 1920s and 1930s a small number of daring aviators broke the silence of the North. Often flying in extreme cold and facing dangerous take-off and landing conditions, these bush pilots ferried passengers, mail and freight in and out of remote frontier regions and played a crucial role in the development of the Northern economy and the delivery of public services. Blazing air trails over immense areas, these intrepid pioneers helped map the Canadian Shield and the Arctic barrenlands, and pilots transformed Northern life by bringing this unique region into the Canadian mainstream."

This photograph is © 2011-2014 by Murray Lundberg, and is not to be copied without express permission.
The Pilots Monument in Yellowknife



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