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Refuge Notebook: Herding geese - with airplanes?

...Once a flock is chosen, the crew is transported in five floatplanes (two Cessna 206s, Super Cub, Top Cub, and Cessna 185) to the designated trapping spot. The 11 of us create a V-shaped trap with mist nets. One end of the "V" is longer...

...said is expensive, prone to weather delays and sometimes dangerous. Wolf biologist Gordon Haber died in 2009 when the Cessna 185 he was flying in to monitor Denali packs crashed in spruce trees."(It is) relatively risky, being a small plane...
Living life aloft

Veteran pilot Rich Mullowney stands with his Cessna 185 at Kenai Municipal Airport. He has flown everything...also are photos of Mullowney and his family around a Cessna 185. "That's the fun airplane," he said, that he uses...
Speaking Alaskan

...divorce":a. is a term that has been around since March of 1962, when Carson T. ("Cap") Spenard crashed his Cessna 185 float plane into a Soldotna motel where his wife and another man were staying. b. is what can happen when a husband...
Cook Inlet plane crash attributed to engine trouble

...the Alaska chief of the National Transportation Safety Board, said there was a reported loss of engine power on the Cessna 185.The pilot landed in rough water. LaBelle said the plane's floats were ripped off.Peters said Trooper Shane Stephenson...
History shapes current election for voter tax was a percentage of what the borough assessor deemed was that value of your boat or airplane. Tax on a Cessna 185 was about $900 a year and a Beaver on floats nearly $2,000. The larger boats were taxed in the thousands. Consequently...
Refuge pilot shares a learning experience

...After considering mission needs, we opted for the Cessna 185 on wheel-skis rather than the smaller and lighter Super Cub. The Cessna 185 is a very capable aircraft with a powerful engine, but...
Refuge Notebook: Bear-baiting regulations on the on the Last Frontier

...officer. I have tromped through the woods of the Swanson River, hiked across lower Skilak Lake, flown in a tiny plane (Cessna 185) over so many lakes I forget their names, learned that you're not from around here if you call it snowmobiling...
Gold Cup victory sends Alborn to Olympics

...up around airplanes. His dad is a pilot for Gemini Air Cargo. Alan, who got his pilot's license at 17 and owns a Cessna 185, says he would fly all the time if he could afford to: ''It's fun, but expensive.'' While fuel costs him about...
Trees to fall, mandates FAA

...available (to an airport)," he said, "it dictates what the slope is from that point."For airports that serve Cessna 185 or Super Cub planes, for example, he said FAA requires that the "imaginary line" - or departure surface - rise one...


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