By Hank Sands
In wooden Buffalo nationwide Park, Hank unearths himself thin dipping with a one-ton buffalo. close to Stewart BC, he flies over an avalanche course with a package of dynamite fused to blow at any moment, however it is lodged unreachable outdoor at the shipment rack. In an remoted Yukon tent camp a mad Irishman threatens to cut every person up with an awl. At one other tent camp a pack of wolves holds everybody in awe. excessive within the Bugaboos, Sands stares half-blind as explosive gas drips from a broken gas tank onto the red-hot rapid charger of his crashed helicopter. close to Telegraph Creek, BC, a really huge and mythical grizzly sends him operating for his existence. A raging woodland hearth threatening castle solution, NWT, kindles a love tale. In Port Alberni, BC, Hank flies right into a 130,000-volt powerline. those are yet a couple of from this choice of tremendous but precise tales.
Hank Sands has had a diverse lifestyles. He joined the RCAF in 1956 and piloted the Canadian-built CF-100 all-weather fighter for three years out of Comox, BC, through a floor travel as a radar controller in Beaver financial institution, Nova Scotia. On leaving the air strength in 1964, he proficient on helicopters and flew them for 18 years. Retiring from flying in 1982, he spent a short while within the eating place enterprise ahead of operating as a instructing assistant for critically fragile childrens within the Cowichan institution District.
In 2001, Hank and his spouse Linda moved to Victoria, BC, to spend time with childrens and grandchildren. he is spent the previous 10 years strolling, appearing, writing and renovating a 1945 condo. He has 4 kids, one step-child, 9 grandchildren and one great-grandchild who all love Papa Hank's stories.
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