Flying in remote Alaska is just about the most memorable fun one can have in an airplane.
If you’re like me, you’ve often read about bush flying. We all have different definitions of exactly what that is, but most of us can agree it involves VFR flying in basic airplanes to and from unprepared landing surfaces and away from ATC.
That said, it’s one thing to do an out-and-back to a remote grass strip or a quiet lake, which many of us have done. It’s quite another to conduct several days of flight operations without once using pavement or refueling from anything other than five-gallon cans.
I was very fortunate years ago to get a taste of this kind of flying, in Alaska, with a group of pilots and salmon fishermen. [Read more…]