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Old 07-20-2018, 03:14 PM
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Like I always say, I would rather be lucky than good anytime!

We are in Bellingham, Washington now. Made the trip from Your place in Nikiski, AK (PAEN) to here (KBLI) in exactly 9 hours with stops in Yakutat and Ketchikan. I filed IFR on the last leg, eliminating the need for two customs stops. Had to climb to 13,000’ for a bit to avoid clouds and ice. It was mighty cold up there. The OAT showed minus 8 degrees Celsius for a bit. I take the heater box out for the summer and I was wearing shorts! Brrrrrr!

Thanks for the hospitality buddy! The crab legs were great! Glad Russki left a few for us!

Right now I’m doing some flight planning... I have never been to Jackson Hole before. Maybe we will stop there on the way to Oshkosh? I like the idea of visiting a “cow-town” along the way. Does anyone have any ideas on where might be good?

Right now It is looking like a Saturday evening or Sunday morning arrival at Oshkosh.

What a great trip this is!

I will pick up some tasty beverages for the beer tasting on Sunday.

See you all there!

CJ
Cowboy Bar right in the center of Jackson, has silver dollars all over the actual bar! I prefer the skiing myself! Lots of elk viewing while there-airport is between protected elk range and town, long cab ride! Bar name might be the million dollar bar now after thinking about it, been 30-years since I've actually had a drink there. Saddles for bar stools....

Glad to hear you made good time!

Totally overcast today, forecast for Kenai is showing partly sunny, guess the computer can't look outside....

Best regards,
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Old 07-20-2018, 08:23 PM
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If you make Jackson Hole, see it the ďhorn archĒ is still in place. As I remember from the 80sí itís across the street from the million dollar bar mentioned above. Donít stay to long in the bar, youíve got to fly to KOSH.... next day...?

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Old 07-20-2018, 10:14 PM
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Videos are great but I just like hearing a Massachusetts accent again
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Old 07-21-2018, 07:57 AM
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Videos are great but I just like hearing a Massachusetts accent again
Wicked good.
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Old 07-21-2018, 12:54 PM
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Bill and Dan, see you guys at the beer tasting!

Mike and Steve, as it turns out we did not go to Jackson Hole. We ended up in Hulett Wyoming and it's a great little town as you will see in this video! if you are passing through and need a place to stop, I highly recommended! The airport is not far from town and the hospitality is great! Have the prime rib at the Ponderosa. You will not be disappointed!

https://youtu.be/c9dR090XY78

Before landing we made a lap around Devils Tower. A really cool take from the air!

Bob and doctor, don't you know that we are the only people in the United States that do not have an accent? The country originated in the Northeast and spread out from there and that's when all of the accents changed! LOL

Enjoy the videos and I will see you at Oshkosh!

https://youtu.be/W12EUl5vVFU

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Old 07-26-2018, 02:13 PM
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It was great to see everyone at the airshow!

What a great way to wrap up a great trip!

Looks like the plan is to leave sometime tomorrow morning. If I didn't get a chance to see you this year I hope to see you soon.

https://youtu.be/slR7TTnoduw

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Old 07-30-2018, 09:17 PM
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J, finally got around to checking out your videos. Cool stuff. Thought ifr in Alaska was difficult do to ice. Guess not so. Keep up the good work.
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Old 08-03-2018, 04:18 PM
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Turbo, the freezing levels during the week that I visited were around 11,000. Depending on MSAís, it is doable. On the Ketchikan to Bellingham, WA leg, I had to climb to 13,000 to get on top. It was -7 degrees Celsius up there. If we had precip, it would have been another story.

I was really lucky with weather for this trip and I realize that. Letís see how I fare in the future.

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Old 08-04-2018, 02:07 AM
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Turbo, the freezing levels during the week that I visited were around 11,000. Depending on MSAís, it is doable. On the Ketchikan to Bellingham, WA leg, I had to climb to 13,000 to get on top. It was -7 degrees Celsius up there. If we had precip, it would have been another story.

I was really lucky with weather for this trip and I realize that. Letís see how I fare in the future.

CJ
Agree with CJ on this, just need to check weather and verify freezing levels, usually really accurate.

Carb icing is a different story, must always look at carb icing as probable due to our high humidity and normal temps during the summer down here near the coastal waters. Interior has been dry and hot this year.

I prefer flying in the winter due to most of the moisture is gone from the cold air.

BTW-Thank you, Thank you - my shirt just arrived today!

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Old 08-04-2018, 11:26 AM
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Mike, nice!

Thanks again for having us! I'm wearing my shirt right now too! I hope your boss likes it!

I hope to see you again next summer!

I still plan on adding a few more videos from the trip to this thread, so stay tuned.

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