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"Alaska's Bush Pilots: The Real Deal" film released
Posted by Janice Wood · February 8, 2010


Jim Oltersdorf Film Productions has released "Alaska's Bush Pilots: The Real Deal," a documentary film two years in the making. Oltersdorf, a regular contributor to General Aviation News, filmed the documentary in the wilds of Alaska in high-definition.

"It is a compelling, vibrant story of the great far north and the modern day pilots,” Oltersdorf said. “Their aircraft are unbelievable! The film includes magnificent scenery of this raw and dangerous wilderness along with footage of spectacular giant Alaskan brown bears, eagles, moose, caribou and a host of other wildlife.

"This documentary is interlaced with in-depth and exciting interviews of these courageous pilots as they recall many different stories of their experiences in the remote wilderness," he added.

Oltersdorf also has a one-hour TV special on The Discovery Channel's HD Theater  airing worldwide titled "The Risk Takers 2..High Risk Photographer Jim Oltersdorf." He is also showcased on The History Channel's "Monster Quest."

The DVD is available at Price: $19.95 plus $4.95 shipping/handling. If you wish your advanced copy to be personally autographed by Oltersdorf, add $3 per DVD and please indicate to whom it is to be autographed to. Your DVD will be shipped without plastic shrink wrap.

Online payments can be made via or send a check or money order to: Jim Oltersdorf Film Productions, 38410 Salmon Circle, Soldotna, Alaska, 99669.

Flying Overloaded : A novel by Donald Frederick Hamilton

Flying Overloaded

Unlocking the Sky by Seth Shulman

This personal favorite tells the story of Glen Curtiss' early years and his penchant for innovation.

Unlocking the Sky

Check out the Glen Curtiss Museum for a full library of books about this inventor of the seaplane and the float step.

Read a good synopsis of some of Glen Curtis' place in history.