In reply to our call for photos for The Year in Pictures, David Baldwin sent us this photo, taken by his wife, Belinda, of him taking off in his Kitfox, “with the first signs of winter showing up on the mountains at Chugiak, Alaska.” [Read more…]
David Baldwin sent in these photos documenting flying in the spring in Alaska. He says: “Absolutely beautiful, smooth and crystal clear ‘Spring time’ flight, 6,500 feet and 16°, across the top of the mountains and over Whittier, Alaska, which can only be accessed by boat or through the longest shared vehicle/train tunnel. [Read more…]
David Baldwin sent in this photos of a flight he took with his daughter Jennifer in his Kitfox to check out the fall colors and the “Termination Dust” up Eklutna Lake and out to Knik Glacier in Alaska. “Crisp clear and smooth air, had a great time!” he reports. [Read more…]
For pilots flying to Alaska for the first time, Mike Kincaid warns about the “Moose-spiral.”
For John Davis, his storied career in Alaska as a Big Game Hunting Guide and bush pilot began when he was a sophomore in high school in his hometown of Quincy, Wash.
The natural-born storyteller, who just completed a book about his life called “My Memories,” recalls seeing a Piper Cub landing on a narrow gravel road on his family’s ranch. “I was impressed,” he says.
Avemco Insurance Co. President Jonathan “JJ” Greenway was a featured speaker at the 2012 Great Alaska Aviation Gathering, May 5-6, at the Anchorage International Airport. Greenway spoke about separating fact from fiction in his seminar “Top 10 Aviation Insurance Myths.”
“You know it’s possible to have too little aviation insurance, but can you have too much? Is it true your insurance company will refuse to pay a claim if you violate a FAR? Of course you’re covered if you’re a named pilot on a friend’s policy . . . or are you? Those are the kind of questions most pilots think they know the answers to but may be surprised by some of the facts about aviation insurance coverages, especially when flying in the conditions faced by Alaskan aviators,” said Greenway.