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Unread 01-01-2021, 06:18 PM   #1
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Default Winter flying

This was a few days ago on Dec 29. Heading south from town towards the Alaska Range before sunrise at 11am(the gps isn't adjusted to daylight savings time). Best day we've had in some time and a gorgeous pre-sunrise. I delivered 250# of cement blocks to a friends hunting camp just in front of the mountains that I use. I tried to fly down there this morning but had to turn around a few miles short as there was a pretty thick ice fog bank over the river and camp area. Too bad; I had my 24" PHE16 along and was going to chase ruffies on snowshoes after seeing tracks along the strip on my first trip down. I'll try again when it gets back up above 0deg sometime next week, hopefully.
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I always enjoy these photos and reports from Alaska -- thanks!
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Amazing, you're a lucky person to have that wilderness.
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Sunrise at 11:00. Sunset at 3:00??
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Still pretty close to that. We're gaining 5-6 minutes per day of daylight since the solstice.
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Worst sunburn I ever got was in Alaska in the last week in June.

It goes both ways.





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Very nice pictures Richard, I hope to 1 day fly over some of your beautiful state, preferably in warmer temperatures.
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Friend of a friend and his family were killed in a private plane crash yesterday west of Detroit. Suspected icing. Gotta be xtra careful in the winter
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Friend of a friend and his family were killed in a private plane crash yesterday west of Detroit. Suspected icing. Gotta be xtra careful in the winter
That’s sad news John, I was just reading the online report and wondered what may have gone wrong.
I had plans to fly into Philadelphia International yesterday afternoon to pick up my sister, but that got cancelled because her flight was delayed by 6 hrs when she was leaving from Florida.
Not sure what conditions were like in Michigan yesterday, it was not the nicest day for flying in Pa.
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