mtv wrote:I also would re-emphasize that there are people out there who've been flying up there for a long time, and they WILL talk to someone who asks for information. So, for heaven's sake, ASK them, and learn.
It's a fantastic place, and if you're under 40, a great experience.
Over 40, maybe not...
GumpAir wrote:mtv wrote: , I bugged out in my 50's, and was really ready to be back in the real world. I was sick and tired of village life, and sick and tired of airplanes trying to kill me every day.
But, it was a damn great adventure while it lasted.
Nizina wrote:There is a wind farm about three miles from the airport and that should be a clue about what you can expect from the wind -- and the wind turbines are not up on a mountain side, they are at the same elevation as the Kotz airport. And generally it is not economically feasible to install wind generation unless the AVERAGE wind speed is 10 kts or higher.
And every thing that MTV and Gump said is true. You can do very well there, but listen to what the locals have to say and give a lot of deference -- you will find that they do things a little differently up there.
When the heck did a wind farm go in there? I don't remember that.
GumpAir wrote:If you've never been to Kotz or a big native village before, just be forewarned that it's not America. It's a Third World country with a zip code. There's a few cultural differences to master, and attitude with the locals, especially first impressions, go a long ways. Take the time to listen and learn, and don't be too quick to judge intelligence or wisdom. You're gonna be surprised (more ways than one).
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