This past summer I crossed off a significant item on my flying bucket list — Alaska. The journey from my home airport near Myrtle Beach, S.C., to Fairbanks and back covered more than 7,000 miles and lasted nearly a month. For a flatland, fair weather pilot like me it was the trip of a lifetime.
I flew my 1956 tailwheel Cessna 172 and my co-pilot was retired U.S. Army aviator Albert Finocchiaro. We had a capable aircraft, well-suited for the trip.
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