Zero Adventure to Alaska


World’s Coolest Weathervane – DC3

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Jun 2012

World’s Coolest Weathervane – DC3

On our trip to Anchorage Alaska to drop off a WWII Japanese Zero, we stopped in a town called Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory of Canada.  Because of weather and other circumstances, we were stuck in town for the night and decided we would walk around.  As we were leaving the airport property, we walked in front of the transport museum.  To our amazement we...

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May 2012

A6M Zero – Los Angeles to Alaska Final Leg – International Border

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. We made it, we are safely in Anchorage Alaska. I haven’t had much time to reflect on the entire journey yet but I will reminisce about today. We woke up to a very cold morning in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. The winds were only blowing 10 knots but the cold immediately cut to the...

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12

May 2012

A6M Zero – Los Angeles to Alaska Day 3 – Fighting Weather

Today was a short cold day. We started out waking up in Watson Lake Canada with a meeting at the restaurant for some eggs and flight planning. The weather at Watson Lake was beautiful and the weather at Whitehorse, our first planned stop, was good. The problem is the weather between the two was not. We departed Watson Lake at about 9:30 for our 200...

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May 2012

A6M Zero – Los Angeles to Alaska – Canadian Border

Adventure does not even begin to explain this trip. Today started out as a beautiful day in Seattle with our plan being, fly to Abbotsford BC, clear customs and then fly North over some mountains to Prince George for fuel. From there we would continue North to Fort Nelson for some more fuel then continue on to Watson Lake. If everything worked perfectly we were...

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May 2012

A6M Zero – Los Angeles to Alaska – Journey Begins

Today was the start of another amazing adventure. About 4 weeks ago, a good friend came to me to ask my opinion on flying from Los Angeles to Anchorage Alaska. I immediately indicated my desire to go on a flight like this, I have never flown a small single engine piston airplane through Canada and into Alaska and I thought this would be a great...

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