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Flight lands with wheels up at Homer airport

An Alaska Air Transit charter flight with one pilot and seven passengers landed with wheels up late Saturday afternoon. No one was injured in the incident, said director of operations...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-17/flight-lands-with-wheels-up-at-homer
News
Alaska wildfire responders keeping an eye on dry conditions

...Traffic on the state's highway to Lower 48 states was slowed to about 10 mph through a half-mile section of highway, and a pilot car led motorists through smoke. The state Division of Forestry responded with aircraft - a water-scooping airplane, three...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-21-1
News
What others say: Parents, talk to your kids about cannabis

...We've offered up some suggestions on how to approach the topic - but these are just guidelines, a road map of sorts to help pilot adults through what is likely uncertain territory.But first, we'd like to acknowledge one important fact: Every family...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-10/what-others-say-parents-talk-to-y
Opinion
WWII, Korean War vets feted in honor flight

...better for my morale," Holten said.Her husband had one close call when a Japanese plane flew down on his ship."He (the pilot) came down low enough they could see his face, and then he wagged the wings and flew away.Apparently they were too little...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-16/wwii-korean-war-vets-feted-in-honor-
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Kenai local heads to Mrs. Alaska-America Pageant

...values of the pageant, including volunteerism, community and family, she said. This year, an Iditarod musher, scientist and pilot are finalists, Corwin said. There are no restrictions on size or age for contestants, Corwin said. The competition is not...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-14/kenai-local-heads-to-mrs-alaska-anch
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Medevac pilot worthy of recognition

The U.S. Army Medevac Pilot (Peninsula Clarion, March 22) is Captain William Keller (not Kelter...Soldotna. He has served 3 combat tours as an Army Blackhawk Dustoff Pilot. He has flown dangerous missions to help rescue wounded soldiers...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-03-24/medevac-pilot-worthy-of-r
Letters
Mark T. Yerkes

...Nikiski, 51175 Island Lake Road in Nikiski. Mark was a part of a huge "Family in Nikiski." He was an adventurous soul: a pilot, a homesteader, an accomplished big game hunter and guide, a horticulturist, a mountain climber, an oil field worker...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000174797551
NTSB releases documents in fatal Alaska crash investigation

...pilots regularly took off without consulting them, according to testimony collected by investigators.Employees had a "bush pilot mentality," a Federal Aviation Administration manager told the NTSB. The report documents FAA frustrations with Hageland...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-23/ntsb-releases-documents-in-fatal-ala
News
Reeling it in: Who says you can't enjoy 'Home'?

...those "Cars" spin-off "Planes" movies. They were junk, but everyone around me loved them and a friend of mine who's a pilot was going on and on about how cool it was that they had a movie from the planes' point of view and then there's old sour...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2015-04-01/reeling-it-in-who-says
Arts & Entertainment
What others say: Better safe than sorry

...but that is the stark reality of the world we now live in.This grim realization was made even clearer recently when a German pilot intentionally crashed a plane into the side of a mountain, killing all 150 passengers on board. It's not just international...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-07/what-others-say-better-safe-than-
Opinion

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