Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Heliski - Valdez Alaska

Well it's another season of helisking in Valdez Alaska. We've been blessed this season with incredibly great weather so far and lots and lots of fresh snow everywhere.

Monday, March 12, 2012

On The Road Again, so to speak...

Every year I fly from the lower 48 to Alaska and back several times. I never get tired of the trip because of the shear endless beauty.

This year leaving Bellingham WA the weather was quite low. As ATC directed us over Vancouver we couldn't help but wonder what the people below thought of the pair of helicopters skimming across the tops of buildings at almost 200 mph.

The weather didn't improve much through most of Canada. This is in a small channel approaching Prince Rupert Canada, about 45 minutes from the Alaska Border.

Flying along the coast line near Cape Spencer, about mid way between Juneau and Yakutat.

Friday, March 02, 2012

Training in Renton Washington

Last month I spent a week in Renton Washington for 135 training prior to heading up to Valdez Alaska for another season of helisking.

2 Sierra Charlie. One of the 3 helicopters that will be going up to Valdez for the heliski contract this year. We used 2SC to do our 135 training in.

Flying over Century Field in Seattle WA.

Bill Gates (of Microsoft) house with his modest 68 car underground parking garage.

Once the training was complete, I had a week off before picking up the helicopter in Los Angeles and flying up to Valdez.