By Hank Sands
In wooden Buffalo nationwide Park, Hank reveals himself thin dipping with a one-ton buffalo. close to Stewart BC, he flies over an avalanche direction with a package deal 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 body up with an awl. At one other tent camp a pack of wolves holds each person in awe. excessive within the Bugaboos, Sands stares half-blind as explosive gas drips from a broken gasoline tank onto the red-hot faster charger of his crashed helicopter. close to Telegraph Creek, BC, a really huge and mythical grizzly sends him working for his lifestyles. A raging wooded area 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 selection of fantastic but actual tales.
Hank Sands has had a different existence. He joined the RCAF in 1956 and piloted the Canadian-built CF-100 all-weather fighter for three years out of Comox, BC, by way of a flooring 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 prior to operating as a educating assistant for significantly fragile childrens within the Cowichan tuition District.
In 2001, Hank and his spouse Linda moved to Victoria, BC, to spend time with young children and grandchildren. he is spent the earlier 10 years strolling, performing, writing and renovating a 1945 residence. He has 4 childrens, one step-child, 9 grandchildren and one great-grandchild who all love Papa Hank's stories.
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