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    Fly-in to Fairbanks Alaska

    There will be two airplanes making the trek from BAC TAC on the 22nd of June to Fairbanks. I think our first destination will be Cut Back, MT. Then cross the border to Canada. We will be picking our way over the Alaskan Higway for most of the trip (IFR?). This will be mostly a camping trip. We will be using Fairbanks as a base of operations with some day trips by airplane or car. I intend to do some fishing. So far me in my Sierra, Bob Schmidt in his Sundowner, along with Mark Weiss and his friend John Pater will all be traveling at Sundower speeds to the land of the midnight sun. We love to have another Mouse or two, or three join us for this adventure. We plan to depart for the lower 48 on or about the end of June. If you have a passport and have or can get a customs sticker, you are almost there already. This should be another interesting and fun event. I'm looking forward to some fresh Alaskan King crab and trout fillets, not to mention the camaraderie of being with these airplane nuts for a week or so.

    All for one!
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    Marty Vanover
    Oro Valley, Az.
    Sierra N65128

    Where "Sandy Beech" has landed.

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    Nice Marty! Wish I could join...
    Where has our Sierra been:


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    Jon Krane

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    Marty,
    Margie and I will be in Alaska the same time you guys are.
    Look for us in a suite on the 11th deck of the Norwegian Pearl.
    Starboard side... if that's the right side of the boat... er ship!
    Tom Corcoran

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    Sounds like a low pass is in order!!!
    Bob Schmidt, Founding Member
    Sundowner N282G has landed in:

    Also flew VH-WEI in Oz.

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    Marty, What does one have to do to get a customs sticker?
    Dave Stevens
    N7994L Super Mouse

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgschmi View Post
    Sounds like a low pass is in order!!!
    Not with ME on board!
    Tom's idea of a "low pass" involves wet feet.

    Mark
    In Oz

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    Marty,

    We lived in Kenai, Alaska for 16 years. A very nice airport and great place to visit. I flew a lot in that area (in airplanes that took less runway .... (!)

    We returned to Texas in 2006. If you may find yourself in that town, shoot me an email and I will possibly link you up with some of my friends and some suggestions.

    For Fairbanks, take the large paddle boat ride. A full day on the river and well worth the time.

    Oh .... take lots of money ....

    Nelson
    (photo - that's our home in the background)
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    Mark,

    That was is a different country. Over ten years ago.
    Very unique adventure. The insurance company doesn't even care any more.
    But, there are members who still think water landings are a suitable option.
    They don't know, "Musketeers Do Not Float".

    45N water .JPG

    As you fly-by I'll be the one sitting on the balcony, feet up with the mocktail as I don't drink any more.

    Tom

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    Tom, it looks like everyone is standing around her saying a few last words...

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    Mark W, you've probably started planning this Alaskan flight. How does it compare (size wise) to flying from California to BAC fest with Dan?

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