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. Colleen Mondor
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
Solar-powered aviation: Don't cancel your AvGas account just yet, but scientists and explorers have invented an airplane that flies without using one drop of fuel. They're working to raise awareness about the possibilities for renewable energy in aviation. Colleen Mondor
A Michigan man has spent the last 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 museum exhibit.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.