Creekstone Press Author
Born in Vernon, BC in 1927, Bill Lopaschuk took his first flying lesson when he was twenty. In the years that followed, he flew for five airlines in more than 60 different planes, including the first de Havilland Beaver, and logged more than 25,000 take offs and landings. On the coast and in the interior, he fought forest fires and flew medivac missions. He moved a D7 CAT in the cabin of a single engine Otter, helped map the mineral potential of northern BC and flew supplies into the remote radar sites on the DEW Line in the Arctic. In 1967, he moved with his wife, Toni, and three children to Telkwa in the Bulkley Valley of northwest BC where he and Toni still live, near the floatplane base on Tyhee Lake where he worked until his retirement.
Creekstone titles by William Lopaschuk