Bush pilot Jimmy 'Midnight' Anderson flew all over northern B.C. and survived 17 "uncontrolled landings." He earned his nickname for his propensity for flighting at night. With his son Jamie, a B.C. Hydro lineman in Parksville, he wrote two volumes of autobiography. "If I had known that I was going to live this long," he said, in 1993, "I would have taken care of myself."

Jimmy “Midnight” Anderson regularly flew a Piper Super Cub to Hudson’s Hope from his home base at Mile 147 on the Alaska Highway. His life was the basis for a short story by Shirlee Smith Anderson called The Wolves and the Heathens.


Outlaw Pilot: True Adventures of Jimmy 'Midnight' Anderson. (Parksville BC: Writers Den, 1993. 120 p. illus.)

Outlaw Pilot: More Adventures of Jimmy 'Midnight' Anderson. (Parksville, BC: Writers Den, 1994. 123 p. illus.)

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