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Old 07-31-2016, 05:27 PM
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Vlad, you coming up to cordova again. Family is here so you guys out to stop by. We will go fly the sound. And maybe do a little fishing. Call 907 253-7224.
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Old 07-31-2016, 10:53 PM
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Default Mile 422 Alaskan Highway

Thanks everyone it was a good and intense beginning of the trip. My wingman caught on me in Montana we followed to Troy's. We got nice service by BranchAir in High River then lost each other in MVFR. My wingman Chip turned around and I pressed all the way to Toads River, British Columbia. Thank you Greg for excellent advice on Mile422!

Where is N666BK?

Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей.

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Old 08-01-2016, 08:35 AM
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We'll be in Whitehorse this morning (Monday) but back in Atlin later in the afternoon if you come by. Buzz the cabin and we'll come to the airport. Otherwise, maybe will see you on the return trip.

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Old 08-02-2016, 12:20 AM
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Default BC and Yukon

A lot of interesting places landed in British Columbia and Yukon Territories.

Found a WWII wreck in Watson Lake. Walked the historic building.

Landed on Klondike Highway. Check.

Overnight in Dawson City. Chip caught on me again. Actually he landed at Dawson City couple hours before me, witnessed a 737 blew a tire on landing and being an experienced A&P, helped mechanical crew to change it. My flying partner rocks!
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Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей.

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Old 08-02-2016, 01:17 PM
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Thumbs up Arrived in Fairbanks!

I see your track that you arrived safely in Fairbanks. Keep snapping those pictures, we are going to want to see them
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Old 08-02-2016, 06:39 PM
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A collective decision (another tough one for me thanks Chip) has been made not to fly north today. A cold front was passing above Arctic Circle and we have to wait it over. Cleared US Customs airline style at PAFA Gate 6 then underwent a "mild" FAA ramp check all good. Settled in touristy Fairbanks not far from the airport. My sincere public apology goes to CA Squadron Leader for not keeping my promises, not showing up and not giving you enough advance time to cancel the meetup. It wasn't intended Sir we were under great stress indeed. I truly appreciate you opening your arms for RV pilots please continue doing this.
Now it's time for some Crown Royal.
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Old 08-02-2016, 08:26 PM
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Fairbanks? Like BBQ? Hitch a ride downtown to Big Daddy's BarBQ; decent beer supply and a killer brisket sammich.
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Old 08-02-2016, 09:22 PM
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You rock Vlad. Your having fun.

Stay safe my friend and let me and Turbo know when your headed our way.
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Old 08-03-2016, 07:55 AM
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Vlad, is it legal to land on the hwy?
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Old 08-03-2016, 08:46 AM
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Default Yes, it's legal

Yes. The Alaskan Highway is viewed as the world's longest runway. Cars have the right away. I landed on it a few years back on one of our trips to Alaska. Always wanted to do that.
Many times the weather will go South so fast it is a great spot to land and wait it out. We saw that happen when we departed from Whitehorse, BC one morning. The weather came down so fast we barelyt made it back to the airport, and many airplanes landed on the Highway north of the airport to wait for improving weather. We departed later in the afternoon into beautiful VFR weather.

The weather in Alaska and BC can change very drastically and with little notice. All of those snow packs feeding glaciers tend to make their own weather sometimes.

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