21 November 2013

Southbound

A rookie commercial pilot in Alaska takes on her first aircraft ferry job to the Lower 48, and has the adventure of a lifetime.
10 September 2013

PVFR and the single pilot

There exists a quality to visual conditions, and sometimes what is technically VFR is practically useless without instruments, as in the case of surface whiteout, or "flying inside a milk bottle."

04 November 2014

A Working Skywagon

Given the legend status of the Cessna 180, there's no shortage of good specimens to write about. In this case, it's the working Skywagon owned and operated by Taj Shoemaker of North River Air, based in Kodiak, Alaska.

In this 3-part series, two pilots ferry a new CubCrafters Top Cub from Washington state to Anchorage via interior British Columbia. Nothing goes wrong. It's an excellent trip and a milestone achieved for the low-time pilot-author.

Two big-engined Cessna 170s venture out to explore the Nizina river valley, a narrow region between the massive Wrangell and St Elias mountain ranges that is a pilot's paradise of airstrips, public cabins, and the natural wonders of Alaska.

Ultima Thule Lodge pilot Arturo Polo-Ena is our most recent featured photographer. Learn more about the charismatic Spanish pilot/photographer whose knack for capturing the spirit of Alaskan bush flying in his stunning imagery is leaving viewers in awe once again of the Super Cub and the great North.

An Alaskan charter pilot makes a difficult decision to go around after a complex wind situation puts him long and fast at the Sparrevohn Long Range Radar Station.

A father and son strike out for Copper Creek in a '47 Stinson, on the hunt for Dall Sheep, and end up learning a few lessons about aircraft performance..and human performance.