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A web page dedicated to Northern pilots and flying, but one everyone interested in aviation can enjoy. No matter what you're looking for it is likely here; practical flight planning information, technical stuff, legal stuff, and just plain fun.
COPA Flight # 106 is continuing their monthly pilots breakfast. They have had some real interesting presentations by local experts like Andy Williams, Bob Cameron, and others. These are the first Sunday of the Month. January 6 we enjoyed the company of Jim Tweto (owner of ERA and star of "Flying Wild Alaska") who stopped by Air North hanger enroute to Alaska with a couple of new (to him) Caravans, and a couple of his cast/crew (like John Ponts). I'll see if I can't find a photo...one was taken. Nice guys...like most Northern Aviators...right?.
Above-(LtoR) ; John, Me, John Ponts, Randy, Jim Tweto, JM, Ken, Thor
This Fall a few of us flew out to Rose Creek, the folowing picture of yours truly supplied by Randy;
The SCOUT on the way home from Rose Creek strip.
This photo of a Cessna 180 in Dawson City with the SS Klondike in the background is marked "Ian Watson". Ian took a great photo, the last run of the Klondike was 1954, that makes it a pretty new airplane. The truck is an exact copy of my 1951 Chev....see it working as fuel bowser at my hanger this summer..
Flying Politics - Editorials & Issues
General and Recreational Aviation is slowly being regulated out of existence. More rules, poorly concieved, unneccesarily complicated, and inconsistently enforced, benefit the Government bureaucracy, but not the industry, nor the public. In those cases that are contested in the real Courts judges have even made the same general observations. If you are interested in the state of civil aviation I have attempted to move all the political dialogue to a page accessed HERE.
Learn all about Flying on Skis in Yukon
Local Bush Pilot, Trapper, and Surgeon Dave Storey has written a remarkable story on flying on skis in the Yukon Bush. This story is comlete with an excellent collection of photographs.Click HERE to go to this page.
Interested in Yukon Flying History?
Check out Bob Camerons excellent new book; "Yukon Wings", it is the deffinitive work on flying up here from 1920 to 1970. It is full of rare and interesting photos, facts, and anecdotes too. Hopefully he will follow it with a work covering 1970 to now?
Make sure you check out the excellent story about flying helicopters in Northern Yukon in 1962 written by Kit Cain who brings alive the experience of mosquitos, engine failures, and isolation in the pioneering days of Northern aviation. Look at our "History" page for the links.
Yukon Transportation Museum Action;
Yukon Transportation Museum ..... well worth a visit = (l to r) Fairchild, Skis and Engines, Ryan Monoplane, DC3
I still recommend the SPOT beacon in any event. If you are using a SPOT Beacon check out how my alerting is set up at SPOT Beacon.pdf.
If you have news of importance, an issue to raise, advice, or an article of interest please send it along and we will include it.
Looking for COPA Flight # 106 ?
COPA FlIght # 106 is a group of low-key local aviators dedicated to COPA objectives. They meet on the second Wednesday of the month. Click HERE to go to their web page.