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Old 08-03-2016, 08:49 AM
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Old 08-03-2016, 10:13 PM
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Finally reached Arctic Ocean shores. It was a lot of work. Three times I tried to blast through Brooks Range via Atigun Pass and three times had to turn around and wait out at Chandalar Shelf 5CD. Heavy snow. The pass is very tight for 180 turn. A heli gave me some PIREP and I sneaked through.

Polar bears at a whale bone pile. Barter Island. Check.





The best hotel in oil town. Proudhoe Bay. Check.

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Old 08-04-2016, 09:06 AM
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Barter Island, Alaska. A local bush pilot said he saw only one kit plane landed here years ago. He recognized Vans aircraft right away and asked if it was a 7.







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Old 08-04-2016, 11:15 AM
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Looks like a good beach to land on
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Old 08-04-2016, 12:34 PM
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LEFT turn and Siberia is not far. Just for nostalgia?
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Old 08-04-2016, 01:19 PM
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LEFT turn and Siberia is not far. Just for nostalgia?
Might be a one way ticket for Vlad.
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Old 08-04-2016, 03:50 PM
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Finally reached Arctic Ocean shores. It was a lot of work. Three times I tried to blast through Brooks Range via Atigun Pass and three times had to turn around and wait out at Chandalar Shelf 5CD. Heavy snow. The pass is very tight for 180 turn. A heli gave me some PIREP and I sneaked through.

Polar bears at a whale bone pile. Barter Island. Check.
I had played around with Google maps to see how far north in Alaska some could fly with an RV, then wondered if anyone had balls big enough to try it. Now we know now that there is one Russian that does. That is impressive! Congratulations!
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Old 08-04-2016, 03:52 PM
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Yes, hat's off to Vlad. We tried multiple times to get to the North Shore but had to turn back, primarily due to smoke. Did make it across the Arctic Circle, though.

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Old 08-04-2016, 03:59 PM
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I took a Luscombe there once... from Phoenix. But I was younger and could not afford an RV. Wait... there were no RV's. Might have to try again.
Good on you... Vlad!
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Old 08-04-2016, 04:25 PM
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My buddy John Hauck made it to Barrow in a Kolb Mark III.

http://www.kolbaircraft.com/johnhauck2.htm

Gotta brag on John just a little. He spent his first tour in Nam doing quiet little hikes in the jungle with native teams, most of which were not quite in Nam. Then he went back for a second tour as a Cobra pilot. If anybody tries to tell you there were no Special Forces gunship pilots, tell 'em they are wrong.

We were not worried when John left for the Arctic (three times) in a fat ultralight. If he went down, he would just eat moss and bears, and walk out.
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