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Refuge Notebook: Herding geese - with airplanes?

...well positioned for herding.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...
Air fair ready for takeoff

...participated in the poker run since 2008. She said she looks forward to flying into Soldotna for breakfast in her PA-18 Super Cub and catching up with friends she hasn't seen since the last air fair."I have met some great friends in Soldotna and...
Refuge Notebook: Counting moose with drones? Maybe sooner than you think

Imagine you are at the controls of a Piper Super Cub flying at tree-top level 150 feet above the ground...number of calves. Now imagine that instead of piloting a Super Cub you are sitting in your office peering at a computer monitor...
Search called off for missing Palmer pilot

...airport between 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. preparing his Super Cub for the flight to Palmer, generally a 90-minute trip...140867 at the Matanuska Valley Federal Credit Union.The Super Cub is colored green, white and red. - Staff report
Two injured in plane crash

...given permission for his medical records to be released. Swanson River Road is near the Sterling Elementary School. The Super Cub crashed on private property near an airstrip after it hit a tree, and Nelson said the crash toppled a lot of trees...
Refuge notebook: New refuge biologist-pilot embraces challenges the float and flew it from Galena to a duck banding camp near Huslia. After banding a couple hundred ducks I used a Super Cub at the banding lake to fly a swan survey. I then traded the Cub for the Bushhawk and picked up the two biologists I dropped...
Local flight instructor wins national award

...the fun of it. To get to those lakes, especially during silver fishing season, Eichholz said he typically uses his Super Cub - one of two airplanes he and his wife keep in a hanger on their property at Scooter's Air Park in Sterling. "It's...
Refuge pilot shares a learning experience

...skis. 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 it can be a bear in deep snow, especially with...
Refuge loses 94 years of experience to retirements 1981 and a U.S. Fish and Wildlife pilot in 1986. He flew over 4,000 accident-free hours in Cessna 185s and Super Cubs. Rick is most proud of his search and rescues, his mentoring of literally thousands of seasonal employees, volunteers...
Witnesses say pilot was drunk before he disappeared

...told the NTSB that Mattingley asked him not to reveal his location.Mattingley was leaving for Palmer in his PA-18 Super Cub Oct. 13. Radar data showed an erratic flight pattern for an unknown aircraft, which was last recorded at 2:48 a...


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