March 4, 2017

Alaska Highway Flight Log: A Classic Air Journey: South by William S. Walker

By William S. Walker

In the summer season of 2015 aviation author William Walker, joined through fellow pilot Albert Finocchiaro, flew from coastal South Carolina to Fairbanks, Alaska, in Walker's 1956 tailwheel Cessna 172. Flying low and gradual up throughout the American heartland, throughout Canada and alongside the famed 1,387-mile Alaska street after which again, the 2 pilots accomplished a 7,000-mile flying trip of discovery. Walker's exact, day-by-day flight notes shape the center of his publication, Alaska street Flight Log. The booklet used to be written to supply in prolonged shape, the main points of a cross-continent trip that's at or close to the pinnacle of so much basic aviation pilots' shuttle want lists. 

The Alaska street Flight Log began as a five-part sequence of articles in General Aviation information in 2016. Reader response to the sequence was once hugely favorable, resulting in a ramification of the tales to a full-length booklet. Alaska road Flight Log is whole with special maps, an in-depth log, displaying the person legs of the journey and a set of the easiest of greater than 2,000 electronic images taken in the course of the flying trip. "The journey to Alaska did no longer disappoint in anyway," Walker writes. "It is one of these final trips for aviators since it takes such a lot of them thoroughly out in their cozy environments, no longer for only a four-hour stint or for 4 days, yet for weeks or longer. We have been within the air seventy four hours, flying greater than 7,000 miles. It was once most likely the longest flying journey i'll ever adopt and maybe the easiest i'll ever fly, even if i am hoping there's even greater to come."

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