Two Anchorage men were critically injured when a small plane flying over the Iron Dog snowmachine race crashed near Rainy Pass Lodge on Alaska's Iditarod Trail.
February 18, 2013
Pilots, take note: there is a dangerous overlap of the Common Traffic Advisory Frequencies (CTAFs) that coupled with busy summer flying activity have made the Mat-Su region a potential breeding ground for accidents.
May 24, 2013
With the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Attu being honored this month, there’s a bit of poignancy that a World War II era Japanese Mitsubishi A6M Zero is among the historic planes visiting Homer this weekend.
May 24, 2013
Lake and Pen Air, a small airline servicing the Bristol Bay region and Anchorage, will now offer flights between Alaska's largest city and the heart of the Kenai Peninsula.
May 23, 2013
“We were going to try what time after time had been declared impossible—to climb McKinley’s rugged West Buttress. More exciting still, we were going to try to do at least a third of the climb by airplane” -- Bradford Washburn, 1951.
May 21, 2013
Perhaps the most significant issue for Alaska aviators involves National Weather Service personnel in 19 offices across Alaska, who are scheduled for furloughs this summer.
May 20, 2013
You may see big billowing plumes of smoke this week, coming from nearby the Anchorage international airport. How big a deal are the live-fire exercises? It depends on where you live.
May 15, 2013
Alaska bush pilot Art Mortvedt, who owns a lodge in the Brooks Range, is the first person to cross to cross both the North and South poles in a single-engine aircraft. His contributions to science as a citizen researcher have left a mark.
May 13, 2013