The old fishing town of Ketchikan is, like Juneau, accessible only by air or sea, and we joined a float plane
trip to the Misty Fjords, around 40 miles away.
Frik and Sue Maas had bought the company Lake Air from its New Zealander float-plane pilot Peter Anderson, but somehow the float plane
didn't endup being apart of the deal.
Sea planes are categorised and subcategorised as pure seaplanes and amphibian seaplanes as well as a float plane
and flying boat.
One of the survivors of a float plane
crash that killed two of the six people on board didn't think the plane was going to go down when he first saw a tree loom up in front of him.
The communications safety system failure between the bridge and the engine room caused the MV Coho - which was bound for Port Angele s - to splinter a government-owned, former float plane
dock that was empty.
After planes, trains, airport shuttles, then a final float plane
ride, we arrived at Larsen Bay Lodge for our sea duck and black-tail deer adventure.
The island goes all out for the season; Santa arrives by ship and float plane
, there are craft fairs and islanders even create a special cocktail for Christmas called the "Glowtini".
When the float plane
didn't arrive on Thursday to pick us up as scheduled, we chalked it up to weather.
New Zealand pilot recalls journey in rare float plane
A group of hunters and I flew into camp out of Norman Wells on a chartered float plane
, landing on a small lake at the site of Stan's main camp.
Other destinations float plane
facilities are being provided are Bentota, Hambantota, Ampara, Koggala, and Tangalle and it is being planned to add more destinations throughout the country.
Inspection can be extra critical on a float plane
where corrosion is an issue.
The Canadian Press reported that the pilot and a passenger died and three people were injured when a DHC-2 Beaver float plane
crashed on Saturday in a swamp, two kilometres from the La Grande Riviere Airport, near James Bay.
In between, my once-in-a-lifetime adventures included panning for gold, braving the challenging Chilkoot Trail, rubbing shoulders with Lady Luck, as well as hitting the Dempster Highway and touching down on Lake Lindemann in a float plane
in true James Bond style.