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Pics....chugach Mtns C206. +ANC-MSP

Thu Sep 28, 2006 1:58 pm

Monday Aug 6.
after the 6 hr flight up here and another 6 hrs to spare before my flight home I decided to head over to the general aviation area and lake hood. there's a museum there and a small seaplane company called Rusts'. for $90 i could go on a scenic 40min tour around the mtns. i decided to go since I'm only paying $45 rt standby on NW. well i think it was the best $90 i ever spent. this was my first seaplane ride. that there was almost worth the $$ but the scenery was amazing! these pics are good, but you really have to be there to experience this!!!


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Can you find the moose?
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ANC-MSP
Monday aug 6.
after my scenic trip a had dinner and made my way back to the airport for my flight home. I checked in to find that this flight was full and there was a possibility i wont make standby tonight. I went thru to gate B10. N583NW, a 753, was waiting for us all to board. I checked with a gate agent who said that i will most likely get on tonight. and i did. I got a window seat too, in the back section of the 753 42-A. ahh this was nice. but the the couple sitting next to me had there 1yr old on their laps. this was a bit of an inconvence because i like to get up during a flight. but i didn't want to disturb the baby which slept across its parents laps the whole way to MSP. at least it wasn't crying! i had my i-pod and a window, once again, that's really all i need to be happy.

the new terminal at ANC, either north or south, i forget.
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the flight departed around 10pm ANC time and arrived the next morning at MSP just before 6 am. overall it was good, the F/As came aound with their service after takeoff, not to be seen again after, ohh they did offer water a couple of times. I fell into a light sleep the second half of the flight and before i knew it we were decending into MSP. I was gone for exactly 24hrs. only an A.netter would be crazy enough to travel so far for such a short time!

-Jason  swirl 
All flights have great IFE...get yourself a window seat, thats something no PTV can beat! flew 808 Pacific an Atlanic
 
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RE: Pics....chugach Mtns C206. +ANC-MSP

Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:08 pm

Nice report, and cool pics. How are the loads on the flights up to ANC on NW? I know I can not non-rev up there on UA to save my life, though I have wanted to get up there for years. (I just got to get motivated). For sure when I do get up there I will for sure go on a scenic plane ride!  smile 

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RE: Pics....chugach Mtns C206. +ANC-MSP

Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:13 pm

All the fights to form ANC around this time were about 90% full. some fuller than others. so it was a bit tight for standby.

-Jason  swirl 
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RE: Pics....chugach Mtns C206. +ANC-MSP

Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:14 pm

Nice pictures and report, expecially the seaplane.

My first experience of seaplane flying was also on a cessna 206.

Have a look here for my report. First Time On The Water (by Ryan h Jun 26 2006 in Trip Reports)#ID79783
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RE: Pics....chugach Mtns C206. +ANC-MSP

Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:19 pm

Great report and pictures!

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RE: Pics....chugach Mtns C206. +ANC-MSP

Fri Sep 29, 2006 3:41 am

Awsome report! Yours also Ryan, which I saw when you first postet it.

Is i legal to let the rope gang from the wing like that? I woud assume that is the rope you use to tie the aircraft to the dock.
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RE: Pics....chugach Mtns C206. +ANC-MSP

Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:38 am

Quoting BoeingOnFinal (Reply 5):
Is i legal to let the rope gang from the wing like that?

Commonplace in Alaska.

Great pictures!
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RE: Pics....chugach Mtns C206. +ANC-MSP

Sat Sep 30, 2006 9:32 am

Quoting N808NW (Thread starter):
the new terminal at ANC, either north or south, i forget.

It is the south terminal that is new. The north one serves DL, charter flights and intl arrivals.
Glad you enjoyed the float plane ride, I grew up less than a mile from Lake Hood and used to swim in it all the time as a kid. I think they shut down the swimming area a few years back because of the fuel and pollutants in the water after so many years of service.

That appears to be a nice sized bull moose you got a sight of.
 
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RE: Pics....chugach Mtns C206. +ANC-MSP

Sat Sep 30, 2006 1:23 pm

Quoting Bushpilot (Reply 7):
The north one serves DL

HP/US and SY, too.

Quoting Bushpilot (Reply 7):
I grew up less than a mile from Lake Hood and used to swim in it all the time as a kid. I think they shut down the swimming area a few years back because of the fuel and pollutants in the water after so many years of service.

That sounds like a rash waiting to happen.
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RE: Pics....chugach Mtns C206. +ANC-MSP

Sat Sep 30, 2006 10:09 pm

Wow, what a great pictures and beautiful scenery!
I'm jealous  wink 
 
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RE: Pics....chugach Mtns C206. +ANC-MSP

Sun Oct 01, 2006 12:43 pm

Wonderful report and pics. One question, was there much turbulence flying in a small plane so close to those mtns? I would probably get airsick in a small plane like that lol.
too bad most of us get too soon old and too late smart

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