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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!
    Last edited by markweiss; 06-04-2014 at 06:26 PM. Reason: CT
    Marty Vanover
    Tucson, Az.

    Where "Sandy Beech" has landed.

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    Nice Marty! Wish I could join...
    Where has our Sierra been:
    [SIGPIC]Where has our Sierra been[/SIGPIC]

    FLY SAFELY
    Jon Krane

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    Orbiting Earth Heading to Pluto corcoran's Avatar
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by corcoran View Post
    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
    I was in the Navy for 10 years, 6 month and 6 days, they are all boats to me. Is that cabin near the pointy end or the blunt end?
    Marty Vanover
    Tucson, Az.

    Where "Sandy Beech" has landed.

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    Sounds like a low pass is in order!!!
    Bob Schmidt, Founding Member
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    Also flew VH-WEI in Oz.

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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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    I did that to the USCG Polar Star in Puget Sound when my son was on board underway for his first Antarctic cruise. Left side front to back at 100 kts (it wasn't a Sierra), pull up, faux hammerhead turn, down past the right side at a screaming 120 kts and full throttle. I discovered the entire ships company (less the watch) was assembled on the flight deck for quarters. It was fun! Glad I wasn't in my own airplane (had to borrow one). That was a long time ago, I don't do stunts like that any more.
    Marty Vanover
    Tucson, Az.

    Where "Sandy Beech" has landed.

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    While a resident, my limit was 85 salmon during the "run" up the Kenai River. These were the Reds that usually ran 8 to 10 pounds (small for Alaska). Typical King was about 40 to 50 lbs.

    First fish I ever caught up there was a halibut, about a 25 pounder and they made me throw it back in! Dude! Ended up with a 87 lb halibut on that day. It's a different world, my friends.

    Nelson

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    Marty, What does one have to do to get a customs sticker?
    Dave Stevens
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    Quote Originally Posted by dystevens View Post
    Marty, What does one have to do to get a customs sticker?
    You can do it on-line at: https://dtops.cbp.dhs.gov/ There is a $6 surcharge to expidite the sticker. It also involves in getting an account with them so you can log in and set up your profile at: https://eapis.cbp.dhs.gov. Then you can fill out the electronic forms an send them in before your arrival. You should still call to see that they got your forms. There is a help line that you can call. I did and the lady talked me through the whole procedure. All of it is somewhat complicated, but I got through it OK. I will say to take complete notes and SAVE them. I sent my request for the new decal Saturday (I suppose it wasn't acted on until Monday). Still waiting for my decal. But, I think I can go through with my receipt. The only time I re-entered the US at Fort Pierce, they never looked at my airplane.
    Marty Vanover
    Tucson, Az.

    Where "Sandy Beech" has landed.

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