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Ali Mclean

Wings Over Alaska

Written by Ali Mclean
Wednesday, 28 October 2015

There’s a saying that is popular among residents of Alaska.

“If you cut Alaska in half” they’ll say with undisguised pleasure, “Texas would only be the third largest state in America.”

to truly get under the skin of America's 49th state would take a lifetime 

We all know that Texas is pretty large but, from the temperate rainforests of the south to the Arctic tundra in the north, Alaska is immense and to truly get under the skin of America’s 49th state would take a lifetime of exploration. In the north particularly, the terrain becomes pretty inhospitable, magnificent but inhospitable, and light aircraft have become an integral part of life in the more isolated northerly parts. I’ve enjoyed some remarkable flights in my time but the journey across the Arctic Circle from Fairbanks to Coldfoot will last long in the memory.

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