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Seattle, Anchorage and colder places

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:13 am
by thabo
I will possibly be flying on Sat night to Seattle for a few meetings with a customer.

After that I'll be flying up to Anchorage and a few other towns in Alaska in the new Alaska Air converted 737-700 freighter.

Should be back home by Friday afternoon, but don't yet know how long I'll be in Seattle or Alaska.

Any must-sees if I have a chance?

Re: Seattle, Anchorage and colder places

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:37 pm
by great dane
This would be high on my to do list during a Seattle visit
https://www.kenmoreair.com/scenic-fligh ... enic-Tour/
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And in case you don't get enough of big planes at work
https://www.futureofflight.org/

Re: Seattle, Anchorage and colder places

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:10 pm
by thabo
Plans have changed a bit... Currently they are that I'll be going to support c check in OKC at end of Dec - it's the first c check for our 737-700bdsf so both my management and Alaskan management want someone who knows the plane on site.
Once the check is underway I'll go over to Seattle for a few days and then fly with them up to anchorage and then on to outlying villages in their delivery/collection route. Then back to OKC for end of c check.
Should be away for 3 weeks

Not much kosher food to be found in OKC so I'll have to spend my time bass fishing... Could be a lot worse

Re: Seattle, Anchorage and colder places

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:51 pm
by Raffles
Have a great trip! Better take warm clothing!

Re: Seattle, Anchorage and colder places

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:05 am
by thabo
Getting ready for my trip. Will be flying to OKC Sunday night. There till Thurs evening. Hope to do some bass fishing while in the area. In Seattle till Saturday night then on to anchorage. All day Sunday in ANC and flying with the cargo guys. Back to Seattle Monday morning and then on to Oklahoma. Leave OKC Wednesday afternoon, back home Thursday afternoon.

Cut down from the 3 weeks I mentioned above but going to be hectic

I'll try post photos as I go.

Re: Seattle, Anchorage and colder places

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:09 pm
by Bell 407
Have a safe trip Thabo. Looking forward to some pictures :champion:

Re: Seattle, Anchorage and colder places

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:56 pm
by Raffles
:worthless:

Looking forward to the pics Thabo! Shalom!


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Re: Seattle, Anchorage and colder places

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:23 am
by thabo
Has been an incredible week and a half.

Spent 4 days in Oklahoma city at AAR maintenance facility.

Then off to Seattle for 4 meetings Friday morning.

Saturday night I flew to Anchorage and was supposed to fly in the jump-seat to Bethel and Nome but could not as according to the FAA my facial hair is not compatible with the O2 masks in the supernumeraries region and they do not differentiate between the 2 sections. Instead I drove down to Portage along the Seward Highway. Along the way we visited a wildlife refuge and took a few photos.

Monday was fly-day ... back to Oklahoma.

Today I went bass fishing - unsuccessfully.

Tomorrow I head home.

A few photos...

The Northern range at sunrise (about 10:30am).

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The Chugach mountain range.

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Tidal bore in turnagain arm - ice floes floating by. The speed is incredible... It's so fast that is you fell in you would be unable to swim against it (8-10km/h).

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Re: Seattle, Anchorage and colder places

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:24 am
by thabo
Some animals:

Wood bison

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Red fox

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Caribou

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Elk

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Brown bear

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Black bear

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Moose

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Musk ox

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Sitka deer

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Grey wolf

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Bald eagle

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Converted 737-700 freighter

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Re: Seattle, Anchorage and colder places

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:08 am
by Bell 407
Thabo, brilliant pictures :yeeha: :dance:

Alaska is definitely on my bucket list. Not sure what it is about it that draws me to it, but there is just something amazing about what I have seen :thinking:

Sorry you couldn't get the jump-seat as that should have been a fantastic experience flying into those places. Maybe next time :good:

So I take it the converted B737 project is/has gone well?

Re: Seattle, Anchorage and colder places

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:12 pm
by Raffles
Thanks for sharing Thabo! :thanx:

Re: Seattle, Anchorage and colder places

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:03 pm
by great dane
Awesome pics, 'wildlife' and airplanes what more can you ask :Like: