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Old 02-23-2017, 12:07 PM
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Default Alaska trip - video

Some (hopefully) motivation and a cure for your mid/late winter building blues - 8 or so minute amatuer video/photos of my RV-8A trip to Alaska. Texas to Whitehorse, Fairbanks, Nome, Denali,with some float plane and bush plane flying. Enjoy - keep pounding/pulling them rivets.

https://youtu.be/-3YwELELF2k?list=FL...oGM6s1I-8MVPEQ
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Old 02-23-2017, 02:34 PM
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Default Alaska Floats & Skis!

Boy, I had a big smile on my face watching your video! Flying with Alaska Floats and Skis in Talkeetna is about as much fun as a person can have with their clothes on (with the possible exception of your trip up there and back in your RV). When I was there three years ago, I flew that very same Piper on skis. The wife and I stayed in the very same lodge. Did Don take you to the West Rib Pub & Grill for a "Seward's Folly"? Thanks for the memories!
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Old 02-23-2017, 04:46 PM
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Nice one Jerry. I am defined by the challenges I accept. Thank you.
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Old 02-23-2017, 05:18 PM
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Thanks Vlad - you have accepted THE challenges.
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Old 02-24-2017, 05:28 AM
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great video. high adventure. the rock peaking thru the overcast is eerie.
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Old 02-24-2017, 06:19 AM
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Great trip report Jerry, thanks for posting! (and great music too)
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Old 02-24-2017, 07:08 AM
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Oh my gosh that was great! Trip of a lifetime! A lot of folks don't know how much work it is to make a video like that either! Alaska is definitely in my bucket list now!
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Old 02-26-2017, 08:37 AM
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Default Fantastic!

Really enjoyed it Jerry!
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