The Alaska Air Carriers Association will honor three pilots as living legends on Friday. One of those is Lynn Ellis, who now flies for the National Park Service. Lynn grew up working in his father’s air service in Nabesna, where he learned to fix airplanes as well as fly them.

Later, he had his own air taxi service. In Part 3 of this week’s program, “Alaska Aviation: Onwards and Upwards,” Lynn shares some colorful memories -- including the story of a bear that was supposed to be tranquilized, but woke up in the back of Lynn’s plane and stood up in protest.

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