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    Default Short cross country from PASX to PAWD

    How is the pass (not today) flying from Soldotna to Seward. Is the Skilak/Russian Lake/Exit Glacier pass generally ok or do you go north over Kenai lake? Do air taxis go this way? Thx.

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    Most of us used Resurrection Pass, over the Russian Lakes and straight ahead through the slot there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizzly 2 View Post
    Most of us used Resurrection Pass, over the Russian Lakes and straight ahead through the slot there.
    That sounds like an awesome flight. Were you were coming from hope then to go through resurection pass?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aztoak2 View Post
    That sounds like an awesome flight. Were you were coming from hope then to go through resurection pass?

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    Yes, but it's easier, especially if the weather is down, to stay over the flatlands west of the Chugach Mountains, cut in over Swan Lake, and cross the Kenai River into the Lower Russian Lake. From there it's a cake walk.

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    A couple days ago when it was all sunny I went through my usual path towards the east end of Skilak Lake., The over Upper RUSSIAN lake and into the pass. I think the actual pass part is only 14 or 15 Nautical miles long. Watch out for other traffic and make radio announcements every now and then.

    Going over the Kenai Lake path is usually much more windy. Well at least in the summer. Sometimes we cut straight from Homer to Seward over the Harding Ice Field. It is only 67 NM that route, but 26 NM is ice... For some reason I always hear odd things coming from the engine when I am over a huge field of ice with giant cracks...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Float Pilot View Post
    Sometimes we cut straight from Homer to Seward over the Harding Ice Field. It is only 67 NM that route, but 26 NM is ice... For some reason I always hear odd things coming from the engine when I am over a huge field of ice with giant cracks...
    And I thought it was only me.
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    I always imagine the U of A anthropology class of the year 2250 talking about the frozen man found inside the crushed remains of some sort of archaic aerial vehicle after the glacier spits me out.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Float Pilot View Post
    I always imagine the U of A anthropology class of the year 2250 talking about the frozen man found inside the crushed remains of some sort of archaic aerial vehicle after the glacier spits me out.......
    Funny we think the same thing flying over the ice field, although I always figured it'd be 10,000 years before I calved. :-)


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