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Old 07-01-2018, 05:48 PM
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No doubt about it, you drink good whiskey!
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Old 07-02-2018, 03:52 PM
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Talking Climbing a volcano and a harbor raid

Almost there at Makushin summit. It's the height of Mt Washington in Hew Hampshire. There is a Seismic observatory cam in the valley.



Driftwood Bay Airforce station is barely visible under the layer of fog. The surface there is not good. It claimed an airplane once.



Volcano Bay topped with Kovrizhka Cape. You can see Mt Vsevidof and Recheshnoi all the way to the Islands of four mountains. The visibility was so great I swear I saw a plum of smoke from Cleveland. Couldn't find a picture probably forgot to press shutter button.



Cool lake in the crater. A guy (Ed?) drove me from the airport and told a story somebody nearly made it to the summit in a snowmobile.




That's Shaishnikoff River I believe goes to Captain Bay.




Then I was simulating an air raid.





These ship wrecks are probably new but they look like those off the coast of Kiska.



Then oops! My memory card was full and I can't provide any proof I flew for another half hour. To the better I guess.




And then I met Andy. An RV9A builder and flyer who works in Dutch. Andy gave me a ground tour then we had a beer and a pizza. We communicated several years ago then got lost. It was a coincidence Andy drove by the airport, saw my RV tied down and established contact via VAF. Good job!



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Old 07-02-2018, 04:19 PM
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After another day of deliberating I decided to turn back. A bird watching ship was about to depart from Adak toward Attu. Thank you Karen for coordination if you are reading this. We will make it next time.

Hotel shuttle brought me to the airplane. Bill, born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Thank you!



Tom, local pilot. Sold me his last avgas, provided valuable info on localities and overall good guy. Tom own a nice Cessna 172 it's in the quonset hut. I'll be back Tom!










Departing Dutch Harbor.








A low pass rocking the wings then setting the course toward Cape Sarichef.



Cape Sarichef PACS, a CG location with a defunct Loran station. I was planning to land there. But after detecting some movement near the runway I decided not to take chances...

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Old 07-03-2018, 06:31 AM
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Go Vlad! Another amazing trip, thanks for bringing us along.
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Old 07-04-2018, 08:08 AM
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The view from Cape Sarichef. The northernmost part of Ring of Fire. Pogromin, Shishaldin, Isanotski volcanoes.



Shishaldin is active. Let's take a look. It's only 10,000 feet high...



Wow what a beauty!







Isanotski Peaks.





It's time to refuel. Cold Bay airport all clear. Surprising amount of traffic is coming in.




Pilots are all of younger generation all respectful all courteous. While I was doing my best to make the approach shorter, a Navajo extended his. A Pennair Saab followed next.










Bear repellents of Cold Bay.




While I was pouring gas from the cans a young airline captain approached. Greetings I am Leo did this airplane flew to Russia a while ago? Read it somewhere. Yeah it's me. Hey if you ever need any assistance with weather or whatever here is our company air-to-air frequency don't hesitate to ask anything.

This is definitely not the lower 48.
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Old 07-04-2018, 12:14 PM
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Talking Campaign 2018 ends in Kenai

Off Cold Bay. A boost of morale on the radio from big boys - happy flying!



Emanating Pavlof.




Port Heiden PAPH nobody flying.




Mount Peulik.




Turquoise waters of Naknek Lake.




Augustine island.








Iliamna volcano.





Journey ended where it started on Kenai peninsula. Next day Mike Bauer was playing the guide. Next Expedition is scheduled for 2020. Join us!




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I showed your bear repellent photo to my son. These are a couple aircraft from Japan headed to Red Flag, but had to stop to address a mechanical issue.
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Old 07-12-2018, 05:43 PM
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I showed your bear repellent photo to my son. These are a couple aircraft from Japan headed to Red Flag, but had to stop to address a mechanical issue.
Roger that Bob they were sitting there for a while. Locals gossip they were watching the Norks

BTW Check the Volcano Observatory website they posted my images I am honored.
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