Courses and Exercise Books By Dominique Prinet


Riveting, harrowing and completely inspiring!

...Flying to Extremes is a treasure for aviation fanatics, Northerners and for everyone looking for the one book to remind you that life is to be lived and celebrated. WOW! What a life! What a read!...

Richard VanCamp, Indigenous Dogrib writer from Fort Smith, NWT. Author of international reputation, and recipient of numerous awards

An incredible account which many might classify as humanly impossible

...Often without daylight and running out of fuel, hindered by unreliable maps, and beaten down to a few feet above the barrens by blotted windshields, Dominique manages to get the job done with skill and courage. These pages should be compulsory reading not only for aviation enthusiasts, but for by anyone thinking of throwing in the towel and screaming “I quit!” Dominique Prinet never does...

Robert Grant, Northern Bush Pilot, and author of three successful books on bush flying in the North

One of the most insightful books on aviation prior to the 1970’s in the Polar Regions of Canada

...This was typically flying by the seat of your pants. During those early days, navigation was by astrocompass, the odd radio beacon, and paper charts which left large blank areas where you made notes and drew in the land marks as best you could. Amazing!...

Ron Sheardown, Northern Bush Pilot, 20,000 hours, Canadian and US Airline Pilot, Alaskan Aviation Hall of Fame

A first-hand testimony of life as a bush pilot

...Flying in the polar night by minus 55° F, finding a fuel cache of a few barrels dropped off during the previous summer, filtering the gas and pumping it by hand into the wing tanks, using a gyrocompass reset from sights on the moon and stars, …, and trying to navigate way beyond the reach of radio beacons, such is the daily job of the bush pilot...

Michel Didier, Ph.D., B-747 captain, Air France

You are in for a rare treat!

...A magnificent read… one loaded with a host of amazing characters and scenes – frontier bars and hotels, cagey prospectors, ex-pat Priests, First Nations folk, intense scientist types, fellow pilots and rugged base operators and austere facilities – plus an array of the aircraft (Prinet) flew. All of which are described – including the quirks and attributes of the Cessna 172, 180, Beaver, Beech 18, Otter, etc – with the sort of intimacy that makes any reader wish that these were their adventures!...

Brian Cotter, retired after 20+ years in TV/Film production; 15+ years in book publishing; CAHS and RCAFA member; and a life-long connoisseur of fine aviation literature

An unforgettably riveting experience!

...This memoir reveals a young man of exceptional character and tenacity, and though the word foolhardy does at times springs to mind, this is a chronicle of sublime piloting skills and decision making which permitted him to survive...

George Plawski, pilot and author of "Never a Dull Moment: A Memoir of Canadian Naval Aviation, Firebombing and Theatre"

"...I have never seen, in all my years, a more tenacious, ingenious, obstinate, durable, fantastic young man, whether it be in the Armed Services or in civilian life… His capacity for work was unlimited, his concern for his passengers almost fatherly, and his sense of responsibility toward his plane and the company which employed him was outstanding... "

Dr. Seymour Wishnick, M.D., Chicago (passenger)