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Thread: Need a hop from Eagle River/Birchwood to Chickaloon Flats/Hope area

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    Default Need a hop from Eagle River/Birchwood to Chickaloon Flats/Hope area

    Hey Guys,

    I've got one of those DNR cabins in Chickaloon flats area just outside of Hope rented for the Waterfowl opener 1 September 2012. I'd like to leave ER/Chugiak the day before and get picked up 3 days later. I'll have a total of 3 hunters and some gear. The cabin has an "improved" runway (whatever that means)

    Does anyone have a recommendation for a flight service?

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    Make sure there's a legal strip or lake nearby. Chickaloon Flats is a tricky area with limited options for aircraft operations, at least within the wildlife refuge boundaries.

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    There is a short strip there. Is it the newer cabin on the flats south of the river or the older one on the road out there?

    I have flown into the newer cabin and it is a cub strip or a very light 180 strip with a good pilot. If the wind is coming out of the horth, its a drop over the trees through a little "gut". If the wind is blowing from the south, your run out is a nice steep bank to the creek.

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