Flying in Alaska....
The only way to really see the last frontier.
These photos I took myself during my flights over
Alaska. I hope you enjoy the flight!
All these shots were taken a short distance from Anchorage,
Alaska. It doesn't require one to travel far in Alaska to
end up in a remote area! Flying in Alaska can be a adventure,
but preparation is paramount when flying a single-engine
aircraft in such obviously inhospitable terrain. The state
of Alaska requires pilots to carry survival gear for each
occupant of a light aircraft to last for several days. This
also includes a firearm practical for survival hunting.
Talkeetna, Alaska, is a base airport for operations
into and around Denali National Park. DNP is the home of
Mt McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America at
20,320 feet. Also in DNP, an abundance of glaciers exist,
and many charter services, such as K-2 Aviation and
Geeting Aviation, offer flights into and around Denali.
Here is seen a K-2 Aviation C-180. This aircraft is
considered by many bush pilots to be a mainstay in
Alaskan aviation, as well as its big brother, the
C-206 StationAir Six. Also common in Talkeetna, is the
C-208 StationAir Eight, an even larger Cessna bird that
holds eight passengers. K-2 Aviation operates a couple
of these monster Cessna Aircraft mostly on flightseeing
operations in Denali.
Here are two C-180s in action over Denali
Now, Taildraggers and skis are not the only way to
fly around Alaska. Most Charter operators use float
planes. Let's go visit my special Floatplane
Site and see these aircraft in action over Lake Hood,
the world's busiest floatplane base.
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