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Alaska Winter Flying - how do they do it in the real world?

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I want to know how real world Alaska bush flying works in the winter.

Does it pretty much stop?

What about passengers to cabins, do they continue or stop?

any help would be good, thanks.

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Hi Brian,

Watch Flying Wild Alaska or Ice Pilots NWT - - - lol - it ain't easy...

Hangars and/or good preheaters...


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Lodge flying pretty much comes to a stop.  But aviation and barges are the life blood of this state.  Aviation goes year round and as winter comes the risk factor in flying in this state goes up exponentially.  While the summer there are a lot of lodges that need supplies and customer transportation the winter is busy with sea food industry. Then restocking in spring.  I averaged about 1350 HRs a year Flying Beech 1900s Alaska from July 2010-Jan 2015.

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