Welcome to YukonFlying . com
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.
Flying for 2013 / 2014
No big events planned yet for the 2014 season flying in the Yukon, but that is sure to change. The very best of personal aviation is often found up here; at inpromtu fly-ins to Carcross, brunch at Braeburn, or solistice flights in Dawson City. If you are coming up, passing through, or starting here in the Yukon, check this web page and let me know what else is needed or what should be changed. Without your input it is hard to stay relevant.
This webpage may go without updates for a few months while I look for airports and small aircraft in Asia, Australia, North Africa, or Europe. In the mean time, the political stuff I have tried to confine to a separate page accessed below. I think we all feel the next few years will be pivotal in the future of private aviation in North America, including the Yukon. It is my goal to ensure my son can enjoy the adventure of personal flight when he gets older. It would be nice to think that there won't be so many needless rules that it will be impossible. It would be nice too, if the waste of public money (mine now, his soon) was minimized in the process.
That is my goal. If you think you may agree , turn to this page have a look around, and maybe then put your politicians on notice of our simple expectations. Don't expect someone else to speak out on your behalf! Organizations by deffinition have many views, hence many competing issues and objectives. All types of voices are needed.
And, Check out changes in our "Classifieds" page. Send a list of your items and I will post it free.
Finally, here is a good photo from Janet Saunders;
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. Check their web-page for meetings or events by Clicking HERE.