Finally got some time to do a little editing. We took off from Valdez Alaska at 9:30 PM in early June. The next few videos I’ll be posting in the coming weeks are from this flight. We were up for an hour and a half and were in day conditions the entire flight. Got back down on the ground around 11:00 PM. Summer flying in Alaska has its advantages. 🙂
Im really excited about the next few videos I’ll be sharing with you all. My family and I were able to go home to Valdez Alaska to visit the grandpa and grandma for a week. The weather was very cooperative and we were blessed with blue skies and snow capped mountains. I broke our first flight into three videos as I found it very difficult to cut any of it out during editing. The scenery is just stunning. Growing up here I never truly appreciated the backdrop that surrounds the town of Valdez. I hope you enjoy this first episode. We took off from Valdez Airport PAVD or VDZ and head up the first valley accessible from town. Mineral Creek has some active gold mines and is groomed all winter with some spectacular cross country skiing trails.
The Music in this show.
Artist: Dan Tharp
Artist: Justin Gordon
Song: “Shack Song:
Artist: Dan Tharp
In this training flight we take off from the Valdez Alaska airport PAVD. We work on a couple steep turns in the mountain terrain. We move into slow flight and practice a couple of stalls before practicing an engine out emergency procedure with a forward slip on final approach. This training flight was really beautiful with the sun setting behind the mountains.
My first opportunity to land on a beach just off the south coast of Alaska. I have flown out to this spot a few times as a passenger, but this was my first time landing at this picturesque location. This was also my first real opportunity for soft field landings and departures.