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    Fying Wild Alaska

    I have been watching Flying Wild Alaska on the Discovery Channel. Thought I would share it with those of you outside the US. Hope you enjoy:

    http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/flying-wild-alaska/

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    Re: Fying Wild Alaska

    I really like this show! Now if i can only convince my wife that Alaska is not that cold.......lol
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    Re: Fying Wild Alaska

    Didn't know about this show, I'll be watching it. Thanks Reid

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    Re: Fying Wild Alaska

    Its a good show, I have been hooked on it since it started..

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    Re: Fying Wild Alaska

    I have worked between Prudhoe Bay and Adak Alaska, and most points in between. And flown in Grumman Goose and Mallards, to Cessna 172 through Grand Caravans to DC-3's and Beech 18's. Flying is second nature to most Alaskans, and air transport is essential to every village in the winter, and most in the summer. There had been many a time when I watched the clouds roll in, heard the plane fly over and felt my heart sink as I knew it would be at least another day if not next week for me to get to fly home for R&R. If the A/C could not make it on a second attempt into Adak (from Cold Bay) it would have to return at least to Cold Bay if not Anchorage, and due to scheduling it would be two days before another ATTEMPT is made. Here, at Beluga, I still sit at least twice a month on weather hold, just to get back across the Cook Inlet, 40 air miles from work.

    90% of our material, food and equipment is flown over from Anchorage, the most notable being our Asea Brown-Boveri 11-DN Turbine Rotor @ 35 TONS, flown over on a C-130.

    I routinely use either a Front-End Loader with forks or a extendable boom forklift to unload these A/C. Twin Otters, Grand Caravan, Caribou, DC-3, DC-6, Beech 19, B1900, 206 and the C-130.

    Pictures Later......

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