I've piloted aircraft all over the world from a Cessna 150 to an F-15 Fighter and there's no place more unforgiving than Alaska.
GULF of ALASKA
Birds the size of a Cessna have been reported by numerous pilots in this area.
You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky.
Winter breakup over Portage Glacier.
Flying out of Talkeetna, I head due North to follow the Ruth Glacier into Mount McKinley's base camp.
AVIATE 🔸 NAVIGATE 🔸 COMMUNICATE
Alaska is home to more than 39 mountain ranges with towering peaks and deep gorges that swallow aircraft regularly. There are nearly 1500 reported accidents every year.
As a pilot the vast Alaskan skies are where I call home. My training and experience was shaped by the very mountains, glacier valleys and shores that dominate the unforgiving terrain. Yet with great danger comes great beauty. Staying alive means keeping them in balance.
For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.
-Leonardo da Vinci
Find the most beautiful views during morning flights over foggy riverbeds.
The summer offers unparalleled beauty from the air. This is what got me interested in flying drones.
LOW LEVEL FLYING
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