|Quoting Airwave (Reply 1):|
Wow. Could they pick a more "out-there" airport?
did similar upgrades to thier terminal in my hometown of Dillingham AK
, a few hundred miles south two years ago. Keep in mind that the typical "terminal" in rural Alaska is a metal pole barn with no jet way, no baggage carousel, one or two ticket agents and previously no electronic self check in etc.
I havent been to NME, but I have heard the upgrades are much needed.
Also for folks who dont know and to please keep in mind that much of western Alaska has no road connection. We have to fly, if you want to get to ANC
, you jump on the AS
732Combi, or on a smaller turboprop carrier. If you need to get to a neighboring village say 20 miles away, you jump on the 208 Caravan or similar bushplane and make the trip.
The school kids in South Naknek AK
, make the one mile flight twice a day to school, in Naknek AK
about 6-8 kids, they usually ferry them on Cherokees. I thought it would be a great touch to paint the aircraft in a school bus Livery, but that has fallen on deaf ears.