The day began not sure exactly where we would be at the end up. We came into Chitose last evening exhausted and the forecast outlook poor . The day started in fog but cleared up beautifully. If the weather would not have been good we would have needed to quarantine in our hotel until we … More Japan to Guam
There are some fascinating, remote and difficult to get to places in the world that we have been so fortunate to go to. It feels like such a privilege that I can share a little about them. When I am at home living my life in Winnipeg I forget how big and fascinating and unimaginable … More Cradle of Storms and Birthplace of Winds – from the Aleutians to Russia to the Kuril Islands and on to Japan
Folks are so friendly in Homer Shortly after getting in the air there was a call on the radio regarding the colour of a raft that 2 Hercules were searching for in the Homer area – oh boy – such cold waters About an hour and a half out – we received the report that … More Covid free and down the Aleutians
Thinking about the vast rugged terrain of Alaska – float planes and boats make a lot of sense. What a charming town with a big history. On our way to the airport we walked by some sites which explained a bit of the past of this town. James Michener lived here while writing his book … More Boats, boats and more boats of Alaska!
Happy Mother’s Day all! So we feel so fortunate – one week later – to be in the skies again. N767MF is on its way for MAF I to Australia. (If anyone happened to catch the invasion of cockatoos last week in Australia- that’s where this Caravan is going – actually it’s a little ways … More Clear skies and tailwinds – what a gift to be up and away!
Caravan N767MF is in Winnipeg. Two days ago Dylan and I flew to Wichita,Kansas from Guam – and then yesterday – drove to Mound Ridge, Kansas where the Caravan was waiting to go. We landed in Winnipeg last night. This Caravan is destined for Australia and eventually PNG for MAF International. The plan is that … More Not in Kansas anymore…
The final leg of N190KQ to Sentani is being done by pilots from MAF from Sentani- Dave Ringenberg and John Boogaard. We tried to get visas to Indonesia for us to complete this trip to Indonesia but it was proving to be very difficult so they flew to Guam to meet up and fly from … More Passing on the Kodiak
Up at 430 this morning to make our 7am departure The airport – like so many airports in the world right now – a ghost town – so big and empty – no people except some employees – there have been few flights since covid. Landscape along the way Dylan fuelling up the ferry tanks … More Long flight across the Pacific
It was interesting- as we flew today I was reading the book Alaska by James Michener – the stories were all about Russian explorers and fur traders doing this exact route in the mid 1700’s 127 volcanoes here with 27 still alive People were all very friendly at the airport- the only problem happened when … More Flying the North Pacific- Adak to Russia to Japan
And we are off! Beautiful day in Homer. Really great place and such friendly people- everyone we met speaks so highly of their home. There are are a surprising amount of diverse communities here in this remote part of Alaska. A number of indigenous groups (there are 229 distinct indigenous communities spread across Alaska) and … More Flying along the Aleutians