Aviation Hall of Famer Rudy Billbergs story takes you through the great age of aviation, from his first airplane ride in Minnesota in 1927 to his bush flying career in Alaska beginning in 1941. Filled with drama, history and insight, Billbergs narrative chronicles the lives of fellow Alaskan airmen like Joe Crosson, Harold Gillam, Noel Wien, and Sam White, and tells of the early aircraft they all flew Travel Airs, Fairchilds, Pilgrims, Bellancas. show more show less
Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic flight in 1927 cemented Rudy Billberg's determination to fly. He learned to fly in 1934 and began a career as a professional pilot that lasted 46 years. Billberg is retired and lives with his wife.