I tried to spend some time formulating my question so as not to sound unnecessarily dumb. I see several job descriptions requiring "Alaska time: in varying quantities. While I have none, if all other qualifications being met, are there any geographic substitutes?
I live in western WA, and while we don't get a lot of snow in the winter, the WX is usually rainy, horrible and changes quickly. I hear alot of "You live in Western WA, you'll love SE Alaska!"
I teach in a Cub, T-Craft, Stearman, T-6, etc in addition to BE-200, and a Chinook helicopter for the Army. Got lots of mountain time in Afghanistan. Have a float rating, but never used it much.
In any case, I have goals set and just trying to prepare myself to be as marketable as possible before we decide to make a move, given I'm not a native. Other than that I have no delusions of grander, or expectations.
Any suggestions are absolutely welcome. By the way, I check in here at least a couple of times a week to make the time here in the desert pass faster...maybe even subconsciously hide on some back strip in Denali)