Air cargo, long cited as an economic engine in Anchorage, continues a 5-year low amid a tough global economy, stagnate consumer demand, and more long-range aircraft coming online that can overfly the city's international airport.
For a century, Alaskans have sought to capitalize on aviation by using airplanes to improve their lives and work. A new supplement to the "Arctic Flight" exhibition explores the role pilots played in building a mining economy in midst of the challenging Wrangell Mountains terrain.Colleen Mondor
A Michigan man has spent 10 years obsessing over a B-25 Mitchell bomber planted in a Tanana River sandbar since the first Nixon administration. Now he's got the go-ahead to recover the "Sandbar Mitchell" and rebuild it for a warbirds museum exhibit.
Safely home thanks to the late-night heroics of the Alaska Air National Guard on Sunday, Soldotna pilot Rick Kraxberger was back on remote Montague Island in Prince William Sound by Monday to retrieve his bent, single-engine airplane.
Maybe someday, Twin & Turbine will pay a pilot to write about what flying in Alaska is really like. A recent article, written by a corporate jet pilot based in Washington state, offers lots of well-worn cliches but little substantial reporting on flying in the 49th.Colleen Mondor