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Jul 09

Truth, Lies and Floatplanes in Homer, Alaska

On a floatplane ride, weights are important. We do a weight and balance of the aircraft to make sure that we are in the limits of a gross weight for a safe take off. Because of this, we ask every passenger their weight, or weigh them in the office. We also weigh a lot of …

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Jun 23

Winning the Land Lottery

Every year, the state of Alaska does a land lottery. It’s almost like homesteading, if you win the lottery, you can go out an stake land within pre-determined boundaries. Then, after a certain amount of time, it is yours for the assessed value.   This year, the state lottery includes a bunch of land around …

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Jun 10

Our Little Red Floatplane

We splashed N942SA today. We just call her “Sierra Alpha”, which is how you say the last two letters of her tail number in the phonetic alphabet. A “tail number “is the series of letters and numbers painted on a airplane’s fuselage. It is how an airplane is registered and identified. All the tail numbers …

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Jun 17

Access to Petrof

It seemed that everyone wanted to go to Petrof today. Luckily, the weather cooperated, was crystal blue skies and we could fly right over the Harding Icefield. Snow and peaks as far as you could see, accentuated by glacial blue ice. Petrof is a popular surfing destination when there is swell, and the lake in …

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