Author W.T. 'Tim' Cole
Tight Floats & Tailwinds
Follow Tim Cole through the adventures of his flying career and how he returned to his aviation roots. Working as a bush pilot in Northern Quebec and Labrador he quickly rose through the ranks to become chief pilot for Laurentian Air Services, the renowned Canadian bush airline. As a Twin Otter pilot, he flew for Airtransit, the Canadian Government’s STOL (Short Takeoff and Landing) demonstration service, between Ottawa and Montreal. He moved to the West Coast and flew Twin Otter floatplanes for AirWest Airlines. Tim joined Transport Canada and became the 'The Queen's Bush Pilot in British Columbia.' During his 31-year rise to management levels as a Civil Aviation Inspector, he experienced the perils of both the wilderness and the boardroom.