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 Doug 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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