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Old 05-07-2013, 02:14 PM
Larco Larco is online now
 
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We are hoping to get to Alaska this summer. Would appreciate any info regarding stuff to see while in Fairbanks, Talkeetna, Anchorage or-----
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:30 PM
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I recently signed up for this Bush Pilot class for the first week of June. Sounds fun and Don Lee who runs the place was recently featured in National Geographic's Alaska Wingmen series.

http://www.alaskafloats.com/adventur...ot-courses.php

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Old 05-07-2013, 02:35 PM
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IF you like this sort of thing, the Forest Service has some very reasonably priced cabins/Quonset huts, some of which are only accessible by air.

We spent 2 nights at Harlequin Lake years ago (dirt/gravel strip) and it was fabulous.
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:16 PM
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Wx is everything in AK flying! Summer season for Alaska is a very different duration than in the lower 48. Carefully choose the time frame of your trip to correspond with the "average wx". I was limited to improved strips since I was in the EZ; your RV may be much more versatile on airstrips.

I've flown to Anchorage, Fairbanks and Soldatna/Kenai 3 times and had great wx once; okay wx once and real delta sierra wx once. Enjoy planning your trip and fly carefully!

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Old 05-07-2013, 03:56 PM
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Arrange a guide and go salmon fishing on the Kenai River. My son-in-law caught a 37 pound king salmon and my daughter caught a 48 pounder. Really a lot of fun! What did I catch? Uhhhhh, next question.
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:32 PM
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This is great info. Please keep the options coming. Larry
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:06 PM
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We are hoping to get to Alaska this summer. Would appreciate any info regarding stuff to see while in Fairbanks, Talkeetna, Anchorage or-----
Thanks, Larry
Hey Larry, get hold of AL he can give you some good pointers for flying the Talkeetna/Anchorage area. Also Ron Labby flew the C-182 to Alaska some years ago.

Have a good trip, Danny
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:36 PM
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Larry,
I live near Talkeetna and can vouch for Don Lee. Great guy.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:23 AM
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I recently signed up for this Bush Pilot class for the first week of June. Sounds fun and Don Lee who runs the place was recently featured in National Geographic's Alaska Wingmen series.

http://www.alaskafloats.com/adventur...ot-courses.php

Carl

I got my seaplane add on through Don Lee back in 2006 (see my avatar). Highly recommend it, and the "lodge" he had there was a nice place to stay.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:11 AM
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I have been up 3 times in a B-25 and once in my Baron. It is an easy trip and I highly recommend it!!!! I wrote a story about it for Twin & Turbine Magazine and you can find it Here:

http://digital.turn-page.com/i/48451

The article starts on Page 25...

I am going up again in the Baron this June with a couple guys and instead of the cities, this time we are going out to the boonies! Have a ball...

Tailwinds,
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