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petermcleland

Alaska touring...

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Here are a bunch of shots that I took today as I continue my tour:-

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Continuing on from Juneau Airport I dropped into Juneau Harbour which has a seaplane landing area.

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Taking off again to do a fly around...

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...crossing the container port...

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...and passing the little town on my left (Juneau)...

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...and here is one of the two marinas.

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Setting course now for my next port of call.

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The direct way to it is mountainous so I am climbing.

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Cresting a ridge I start a dive back down towards my objective.

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There is the runway ahead, jutting out into the water.

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I'm still diving as I enter a left base for a tight left turn...

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...onto the runway.

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Down safely and coasting to a stop.

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This place is called Snettisham (same name as a place in England where I used to go to Motor Racing School!).

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Taking off again and...

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...setting off for a place called Taku Lodge.

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That glacier is not named on my map.

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Taku Lodge had me fooled a bit...when I got directly over it on the map, there was only water with a few sand bars. I landed on one of the sand bars and then zoomed in fully on the map...The red symbol on the map then showed an anchor. So Taku Lodge is an anchorage. I taxied back into the water, lifted my gear and taxied to the correct position. However the anchorage has a nice beach so I lowered the gear again and beached the Icon to leave till tomorrow's tour.

Thanks for looking :)

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Today, I moved from Taku Lodge to Taku Harbour...About a half hour flight. I beached the Icon there and took a few photos of it:-

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Beached at Taku Harbour which in a well protected inlet.

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The exit from the harbour is to the left of this picture.

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The rest of these shots are devoted to my favourite Icon.

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Note the "Sawtooth" leading edge...Exactly like the later marks of Hunter. Note also the many differing shapes of the pine trees.

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The tail design.

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The propeller follows the modern fashion of having the most curved edge as the leading edge rather than the older trailing edge.

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The cockpit with instrumentation that is designed for VFR flight.

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The very large opening canopy makes it easier to get in and out.

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A central view of the panel and controls.

Thanks for looking :)

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Here is the Carbon Cub that comes included in the Alaska Pack...I look forward to flying it when it has its Virtual Cockpit, which I believe will shortly be offered for download:-

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Thanks for looking :)

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