Flights of a Coast Dog: A Pilot's Log


182 pages
Contains Photos, Illustrations
ISBN 1-55365-014-X
DDC 629.13'092





Reviewed by Ann Turner

Ann Turner is the financial and budget manager of the University of
British Columbia Library.


Currently editor of West Coast Aviator magazine, Jack Schofield spent
the 1960s to 1980s as a travelling salesman and charter pilot flying
small seaplanes in and out of remote coastal communities among the
islands and fjords of northern Vancouver Island and the B.C. mainland.
The 16 adventures he recounts in this memoir show just how dangerous and
challenging charter work in this area could be at times, but also what a
variety of characters and circumstances it brought across his path.

Schofield is an accomplished yarn spinner who clearly enjoyed his
experiences and delights in sharing them. Flying buffs will revel in his
descriptions of the Cessnas, Beavers, and Otters he knew like old
friends, and pore over his photographs and drawings of them. Other
readers will simply enjoy tales well told and a glimpse into the
business of flying small aircraft for hire in coastal British Columbia.


Schofield, Jack., “Flights of a Coast Dog: A Pilot's Log,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 16, 2024,