Monday, August 25

Flying

I was browsing through pictures this weekend and realized that I had forgotten to share about the day the girls went flying!  Like almost everyone in Alaska, we have a friend who has a plane.  Flying in Alaska is like driving in the lower 48--totally commonplace.  According to this website, Alaska has the most pilots per capita in the US, 1.313 active pilots per 100 people.  The second most are in Montana at .407 per 100 people.  Anchorage is home to Lake Hood, the busiest float plane base in the world with an average of 190 takeoffs or landings per day in 2005. 

Anyway...back to the story.  Scott and I went flying around Denali last summer with this same friend and had a blast.  This summer it was the girls' turn.  They flew from Lake Hood up to Trapper Creek to pick up a friend.  The weekend they tagged along was also the weekend of Arctic Thunder, so they were able to take off on time, but missed the window for their planned return so the airspace was closed for a bit.  To kill time they flew to Talkeetna and had an early dinner at Mountain High Pizza Pie in Talkeetna.  Sounds pretty ritzy, huh?  When the airspace opened they headed back home. 

I sent them with their iPads for cameras and here are the pictures they came back with...



1 comment:

  1. SEEING THEIR EXPRESSIONS TELLS ME THEY HAD A GOOD TIME :-)

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