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Bush Pilot’s Axe

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It is common for bush pilots to carry an axe in their airplanes.

An axe could be life-saving, such as when a stranded pilot needs wood to build a fire

Museum founder Gordon Emberley used this axe to measure the thickness of ice by chopping a hole and using the numbers on the handle to ensure it was thick enough to support the weight of his ski-equipped airplane

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Ascension # 88-164.8

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