Tag Archives: Alaska

100 Hours and High Performance Endorsement

Alot has happened in the past few months, but unfortunately, I’ve been too busy to sit down and write about it. Back in February, on my birthday in fact, I surpassed my 100 hour mark. It was a cold, clear … Continue reading

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Flying Grids Over Unfamiliar Terrain

I’m currently training to become a Mission Pilot with the Alaska Civil Air Patrol. Essentially, they’re the ones who fly the planes during search and rescue missions, and since the entire crew depends on them for the safety of the … Continue reading

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Grass runways instead of gravel in Alaska?

The University of Fairbanks is recommending that private airports in Alaska plant grass instead of spreading gravel for runways. The main reason is that pilots spend a great deal of money each year repairing gravel dings to their aircraft and … Continue reading

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