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Old 08-04-2016, 05:06 PM
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Yes, you are definitely in the food chain if you go down in Alaska, and not at the top of it! The Polar Bear in Vlad's picture reminded me of the Grizzly we saw from about 200' in a flat out run. We couldn't figure out if he was the one doing the chasing or if he was being chased. I do know we didn't want to find out. For all I know he thought we sounded like a smorgasbord or a lunch bell! I patted the glare shield and said "Lycoming, don't fail me know."

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Old 08-05-2016, 06:11 AM
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Barter Island, hey, I was there in the winter of 1973 flying a CH-47 Chinook out of Fairbanks. The dew Line station was still up then, and it was cold.

Enjoy that great state.
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Old 08-05-2016, 10:15 PM
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I am glad I have that simple and bulletproof motor. Started easily without preheat at low temps in Deadhorse.





Barrow Radio asked for aircraft type before issuing SVFR. Weird place that top of the world.




There is a pretty place by Kotzebou called Serpentine Hot Springs. The water is mighty hot I couldn't dip in it. A strip is about 1,200 feet and rough for small RV wheels. Scenery is breathtaking. I got my both cameras worked hard but pictures won't be here until I return.





The sectional at Cape Lisburn says don't flush walruses. By the time I got there the haulout was already swimming. Muscoxen by Shishmaref Island seems didn't care when I passed through. There was a dead whale and birds were already busy I did a circle. And of course flew by Little Diomede Island. Motherland was very close I think I might even clipped the border with left wing.





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Old 08-05-2016, 11:14 PM
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Wicked trip Vlad! We're all following along. Are you going to try and fly the Aleutian Islands? Looks like you're heading that way.

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Old 08-06-2016, 12:27 AM
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Trip of a lifetime Vlad. Thanks for sharing with us.
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Old 08-06-2016, 08:57 AM
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Those are some nice photos Vlad. Keep 'em coming.

Read about the Diomede islands, Tomorrow and Yesterday. You were just shy of being in Tomorrow. Ahhhh, time travel.
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Old 08-06-2016, 02:12 PM
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Vlad you just keep setting the bar higher and higher. What a trip. Carry on and fly safe Comrad.
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Russian was here, ate, slept, and is traveling on, headed down the coast of BC today. Probably won't see much coverage on APRS.

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Vlad, What day did you arrive in Fairbanks? I am pretty sure I heard you on the radio. We were the 6 Ship UH-60 Flight that was coming from Ft. Greely.
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Vlad, What day did you arrive in Fairbanks? I am pretty sure I heard you on the radio. We were the 6 Ship UH-60 Flight that was coming from Ft. Greely.
We came on Tuesday. It was an interesting flight the MOAs were just heating up. My wingman was ahead of me on 12,500 (the bait) I scooted lower just enough for Center radar to see. Three F18s were playing up higher then descended which looked like an interception course on my lead. They surely picked up the wrong guy. It was fun to listen and watch. Fairbanks was all booked but extraordinary negotiating skills of my wingman got us a room. I ran away next morning he waited two days for wx to clear which never happened.
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