Great view out the front of the plane as we flew up the gorge of the Ruth Glacier. I was able to sit in the front. I hadn't been in a single engine airplane in years (more then I care to admit.) It was great fun, especially sitting up front in the co-pilot seat with the incredible view. Yes we did turn on time.
We landed on a lake on the back side of the Ruth Glacier. The pilot said that this is one of very few times that he has ever landed on this lake. The weather was perfect and the water level was up several feet in the past week giving the pilot confidence that there were not an submerged bolders to hit. The landing was incredibly smoth, I had to look down to tell that we were on the water. We spent a few mintes wandering around, taking pictures, picking up rocks and stretching our wings. Then it was back in to the air and back to Anchorage. I want to go bear viewing the next trip.
I sooo want to do that.ReplyDelete
Okay umm.. that plane is entirely too small. There's no way I'd trust it to carry my sizeable hind end over the earth. I need some jet powered muscle to move my big butt.ReplyDelete
sometimes I just think you make this stuff up to torture WCReplyDelete
You won't be doing that in Yorkshire. Afternoon Tea will be the day's highlight.ReplyDelete
Yorkshire doesn't have lakes on which you can land small aircraft??? How odd. Cheese factories are more fun anyway!ReplyDelete
One should point out that this is not a small plane. You may call it a single engine plane, a Beaver, a really really loud go any place at 110 knots plane, but never small.ReplyDelete