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Hi Michael, great photos, brings back memories of my caretaking days at the lodges. I use to fly with the owners when they had room to go fishing. The biggest excitement is, flying over remote Alaska and seeing all the wildlife and rivers so remote,, no names. Thanks for sharing.
Hi John, I am fortunate to get to occasionally play with this complex machine. Flying safety pilot for IFR practice gives me the opportunity to stay familiar with instrument flight skills with the new glass panel. I go whenever I am invited and usually remember to bring the camera along. Never had a chance to make it up your ways to Alaska but I am sure it is the ultimate environment for aviators.
We had just one of those T-141's. And we had to share it with other counties CAP squadrons, but it was sure fun to fly. Then the Air Force took it away and the CAP just dried up and blew away at our little airfield. I miss it. I could rent that plane for $15.00 an hour wet, and I could fly it for nothing on SAR missions or admin flights for the CAP. It was the last aircraft I flew before I failed my medical certificate physical exam and my flying days as a PIC were over.
Harry: The CAP tends to be very active around here and you see the 172s and 182s about and about quite often. They even have one of those Australian Gippsland GA-8 Airvans, kind of like a smaller Cessna Caravan. Back in the early 90s when I was doing my IFR training at KPWM I looked in to it, but it seemed there were an awful lot of hoops to jump through to get in as a civilian. At the time they seemed to be in to the drilling a lot with the young ones out in the parking lot. It was clear they would not let newbies fly any time soon unless you went through the goosestepping rigmarole, and I had rent to pay so no time to play soldier.