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06-04-2013 10:56 PM
13jwrangler You too. Stay in touch!
06-04-2013 09:59 PM
alaska_av8r Yes it is, glad to meet you and enjoy your beautiful home, Kodiak is still one of the most places in Alaska that I have seen, too bad I didn't get to run around on the ground much there.
06-04-2013 09:39 PM
13jwrangler Gotcha. As you know, the aviation business is a small community, ATC in particular so everyone knows everyone. Happy trails and stay safe flying!
06-04-2013 07:34 PM
alaska_av8r Yes Bob did! I don't know Thatcher, I left AK quite a while ago...
06-04-2013 07:02 PM
13jwrangler Thatcher. He said brooks use to work at Kenai tower for about 10 years.
06-04-2013 06:10 PM
alaska_av8r Thats him, whats your bosses last name?
06-04-2013 05:24 PM
13jwrangler
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Last name Brooks, Kodiak was one of the toughest places I have ever flown IFR into, loaded up with ice on the arc, had to go missed, almost didn't make it back to Homer....Puckerrrrrrr...
Just talked to my boss. He knows brooks and I believe he's working at Kona for Serco..........
06-04-2013 10:39 AM
13jwrangler
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Originally Posted by alaska_av8r View Post
Last name Brooks, Kodiak was one of the toughest places I have ever flown IFR into, loaded up with ice on the arc, had to go missed, almost didn't make it back to Homer....Puckerrrrrrr...
Yeah, there's not really a good place to divert to around here. You make it in or you don't. We have been IFR for literally 3 days straight now. Ain't nothing like it.
06-04-2013 12:59 AM
alaska_av8r Last name Brooks, Kodiak was one of the toughest places I have ever flown IFR into, loaded up with ice on the arc, had to go missed, almost didn't make it back to Homer....Puckerrrrrrr...
06-04-2013 12:20 AM
13jwrangler
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Originally Posted by alaska_av8r View Post
Awesome, my ol boss is in Hawaii as contract. I do miss flying up there.
Lihue? I think my boss might know your old boss, ha ha. Flying into Kodiak can be a pain though. The wx changes so quick!!! It's the craziest place I've ever worked wx wise.
06-03-2013 04:27 PM
alaska_av8r Awesome, my ol boss is in Hawaii as contract. I do miss flying up there.
06-03-2013 10:52 AM
13jwrangler
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Yes 13jwrangler, it has been years since I flew in Alaska but I used to fly into Kodiak. I flew for SouthCentral Air and brought your UPS packages in there. I loved flying in there and sneak out of the pass for some bear watching on my way back to Kenai. I was ATC as well at Elmendorf many years ago. Great job, loved it. Is Kodiak still FAA or contract?
That's awesome to hear. Kodiak is now a contract tower. Love my job and love where I live. I work with a guy who use to work at Elmo. Small world.
06-03-2013 12:41 AM
alaska_av8r Yes 13jwrangler, it has been years since I flew in Alaska but I used to fly into Kodiak. I flew for SouthCentral Air and brought your UPS packages in there. I loved flying in there and sneak out of the pass for some bear watching on my way back to Kenai. I was ATC as well at Elmendorf many years ago. Great job, loved it. Is Kodiak still FAA or contract?
06-01-2013 10:09 AM
TylerU actually, when i was facing the choice between moving to Utah and Alaska, in the end I chose Utah instead... partially due to the psychology of thinking that there are too many trails/ wheeling locations,, to the point that I may one day get tired of it..
06-01-2013 12:48 AM
13jwrangler
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Originally Posted by alaska_av8r View Post
yes..
If that's your response to my question, I'm an air traffic controller here in Kodiak. You ever fly in here?
05-31-2013 08:32 PM
alaska_av8r yes..
05-31-2013 06:06 PM
it_felt_so_good
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Originally Posted by RAINSTATEBEAR View Post
I bet the trail opportunities are endless their.
It's the perfect state for a Jeep, .
05-31-2013 06:04 PM
it_felt_so_good
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Originally Posted by alaska_av8r View Post
Is the haul road open traffic or do you still have to get a permit to go all the way?
You still need a permit.
05-31-2013 12:40 PM
13jwrangler
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Originally Posted by NFGZ View Post

Good god, how do you guys survive..!? What is the normal attire? I lived in Buffalo NY for 17 years and am over that cold, I now live in sunny Florida.
Ha ha. Like I said, in Kodiak the norm in the winter is around 20 above but the interior is SUPER cold!!!!! You just get use to it like anything else...........well, not really.
05-31-2013 12:25 PM
NFGZ
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Here in Kodiak we don't have to do anything like that to our Jeeps. It doesn't get cold enough for that. When I lived in Delta Junction (about 115 miles southeast of Fairbanks) in the interior of AK, I had an oil pan, tranny, block and battery heater. We had to plug our vehicle in if it was going to be left out for more than an hour. The coldest I saw it was -72 and the norm up there during the winter is -20. AKA, t-shirt weather.
Good god, how do you guys survive..!? What is the normal attire? I lived in Buffalo NY for 17 years and am over that cold, I now live in sunny Florida.
05-31-2013 12:18 PM
13jwrangler
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Is the haul road open traffic or do you still have to get a permit to go all the way?
That, I don't know. Are you a pilot by any chance?
05-31-2013 12:17 PM
13jwrangler
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Originally Posted by RAINSTATEBEAR View Post
I bet the trail opportunities are endless their.
Absolutely. I love Kodiak and AK in general!!!
05-31-2013 12:17 PM
13jwrangler
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Originally Posted by 2004 lj View Post
Is there anything special you guys do to your jeeps besides block heaters for the cold winters?
Here in Kodiak we don't have to do anything like that to our Jeeps. It doesn't get cold enough for that. When I lived in Delta Junction (about 115 miles southeast of Fairbanks) in the interior of AK, I had an oil pan, tranny, block and battery heater. We had to plug our vehicle in if it was going to be left out for more than an hour. The coldest I saw it was -72 and the norm up there during the winter is -20. AKA, t-shirt weather.
05-31-2013 11:27 AM
alaska_av8r Is the haul road open traffic or do you still have to get a permit to go all the way?
05-31-2013 11:16 AM
RAINSTATEBEAR I bet the trail opportunities are endless their.
05-31-2013 02:17 AM
2004 lj Is there anything special you guys do to your jeeps besides block heaters for the cold winters?
05-31-2013 02:14 AM
it_felt_so_good That's awesome. I might end up driving my Jeep from Anchorage to the North Slope later this year. Got to love Alaska'a summers !
05-31-2013 01:30 AM
2004 lj I would so love to move to alaska...
05-31-2013 01:21 AM
13jwrangler
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Originally Posted by alaska_av8r View Post
Beautiful, didn't realize Kodiak had wind turbines but haven't been there in 10 yrs...love it.
They have had them for a little while. Just had three installed last year.
05-30-2013 11:47 PM
alaska_av8r Beautiful, didn't realize Kodiak had wind turbines but haven't been there in 10 yrs...love it.
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