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Into the Wild Bus (Point of Interest)
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An interesting place to visit.
This is a base for the Bering Sea fishing fleet.
In the summer, it stays light here until about midnight.Howard [ Just Imagine ] 27-Sep-2008Howard [ Just Imagine ] 27-Sep-2008
Scary Airport (Transport)
Flying in here on a 737 jet can be quite scary.
The plane flies in low on the water between the steep mountains, does a low speed, low altitude, U- turn, followed by skimming over a hilltop and dropping rapidly to the runway for a, sort of, controlled crash, and lots of reverse thrust to stop running off the end.
I am told that the smaller propellor plane is less scary, but because it is slower it takes much longer and you run the risk of a weather change between Anchorage and here, which can prevent landing and cause a return to Anchorage.
Here is a NTSB crash report
of a 737 in 1985Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 27-Sep-2008Howard [ Just Imagine ] 27-Sep-2008