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Combo of Flying Wild Alaksa and Ice Pilots NWT

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Shalom and greetings all my pals,

Long long long before Era Airlines' Wild Alaska Flying and Buffalo Airways' Ice Pilots NWT, there was original and genuine combo of those two airlines.  It is called Reeve Aleutian Airways founded by Robert Campbell Reeve who arrived in Alaska with only 2 bucks in his pockets and started a real Alaskan type airline by leasing a plane for 10 bucks a hour from other airline. His airline Reeve Aleutian Airways was renowned for flying many routes within Alaska in most extreme difficult winter conditions just like you see the two tv shows.

Presenting a typical Reeve Aleutian Airways flight from PAGM Gambell Airport located in the village of Gambell on the northwest cape of St. Lawrence Island west of mainland Alaska in the Bering Sea just south of the Bering Strait at about 63°30' North 173°20' West to PAOM Nome Airport located two nautical miles west of the central business district of Nome, Alaska

Ready to be loaded with cargo, mail, and passengers

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Entering into runway 16 for take off

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Nice cockpit window view of sunrise while starting take off run

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Airborne on climb to 9,000 ft with amazing background view of sunrise

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Cockpit window view of sunrise again (sorry cannot resist) during left 180 degree turn toward east on way to PAOM

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Still in middle of left 180 degree turn to east

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Still climbing at very slow rate to 9,000 ft

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Another cockpit window view of sunrise during cruise at 9,000 ft

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Cannot resist more sunrise view

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Cruising

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Wow  I can get gorgeous sunrise and moon at same time!!

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Very tough for me to concentrate on cockpit gauges when I have gorgeous view of sunrise!!

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Cruising at 9,000 ft across vast Bering Sea

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Descending from 9,000 ft to 2,000 ft through clouds facing a powerful snowstorm

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At 2,000 ft battling powerful snowstorm and strong unpredictable winds

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On final approach to PAOM runway 28

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Over town of Nome

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Yikes winds were too strong

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TOUCHDOWN

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Backtracking

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Arrived at PAOM terminal to drop off passengers who are going transferred to Reeve Aleutian Airways' new 727 jetliner while Alaska Airlines 737-400C is getting ready for its flight to Fairbanks

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Thank you for viewing!! Stay tuned for next exciting flight!!

Regards,

Aharon

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Very nice shots and as usual also a very nice presentation of them! Very well done.

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FloG,

 

Thanks for your kind words.

Regards,

 

Aharon

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