Flight Log - Day 221 to 320

Day 229 - Unalakleet in my shoe

The home of the show Flying Wild Alaska. An amazing and rugged spot right on the water. The locals have been kind in accommodating a bunch of weary, smelly old pilots. Time to get refueled.

Day 228 - Mcgrath in my back

McGrath was a nice ride. Lots of mountains on our way out of the Marabou area. Looks more and more like tundra the further we go north. Hope we can deal with the bugs.

Day 227 - Marabou and me

Just to make things more authentic we overnighted in Marabou landing. The hosts that live near by made sure fuel was on hand for the fleet. It was incredibly quiet here. Camping worked out by the river and we a reasonably good rest for the next leg. 

Day 226 - Mountain life

On to bigger and better things today as we arrive in Girdwood, Alaska. We're getting to explore some mountainous regions which offer many challenging landing spots. The weather was okay today, but we are definitely hoping for better. We'll make a stop in Anchorage to resupply next and continue to a remote strip that many may not know exists.

Day 225 - Into a dream

We've made it to Kodiak, Alaska. Time to recharge a bit and enjoy our surroundings. Kodiak weather has been about what we would expect for this time of year. Areas of rain and fog are keeping us from really appreciating all of the sights. We're hoping for better weather ahead, but it's up to mother nature to let us pass.

Day 224 - Easy living

Another uneventful flight today into Port Heiden. The bugs are getting bad, but the crew is in good spirits. We've spent so much time camping that I think the team is ready for a nice warm hotel when we get to Kodiak.

Day 223 - Bush land

Welcome to the Alaskan Peninsula. We're overnighting in King Cove and hoping for good weather for tomorrow. Our flight today was pretty good. Mostly cloudy, but we made it without too much of a problem. We're just getting started here in Alaska. Will we decide to ever leave?

Day 222 - ghost town vibes

We made it to Fort Glenn today. Weather stayed reasonable enough that we could stay visual most of the way. The number of airstrips availalble from now on should satisfy the hungry pilots on my back. We'll be in good shape to find food and fuel for a while. I expect the boys are cold, so we're hoping for some in house meals and warm fires soon.

Day 221 - let this be over

Other than a little ice weather was still in good shape as we made our way to Atka. The hardest part of the crossing is behind us and little glimmers of civilization keep popping up. We'll be nearing the end of the crossing soon and on our way to exploring the backcountry of Alaska. Just in time too as winter is ending. Next stop is Cape Field at Fort Glenn. An old abandoned airbase.


Each stage of a real world flight needs to be accounted for. From survival gear to tents and food. These items will be a part of the final takeoff weight of each aircraft. Below is a list of equipment each pilot will carry on board. We will attempt to achieve the highest level of realism we can. To cross the North Atlantic there are equipment requirements in Canada and Greenland regulations. Here is a list of some of the items onboard.

Coastal Compact Raft with emergency flares, food and water  - 22lbs

Dry Suit - 4lbs

High-mountain protection tent - 10lbs

65L Backpack - 22lbs

Food and Water - 32lbs

Satellite Phone and HF Radio - 3lb

Repair Kit - 7lbs

25 Gallon Fuel Bladder - 11lbs (empty)