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      Fall/Winter 2016/17 Lineup** Tour Update and Tour Flight Numbering AKAT-01000   09/08/2016

      Hope all have had a great summer. Welcome back as we approach Fall 2016 and then Winter 2016/2017. The following tours/adventures and/or excursions will kick off our Fall 2016 adventure/excursion tour lineup and later Winter 2016/2017. (The designer reserves the right to change this lineup as deemed necessary). NOTE: Commencing with tour 61, AKA has over 1000 tour flights. To maintain order in the database, flights numbered 1000 and over will be numbered and entered in Bluebox as AKAT-01000, AKAT-01001, AKAT-01002 etc.   (This will permit the database to maintain order and sequence upto AKAT-99999. (99,000 tour type flights).   "Tour Startups"   Tour #                                                                                                                               Active Date 59.          Challenge of the Doratidi Trail SDT3                                                                  August 20, 2016                                                          9.            Water Hop II                                                                                                       Sept. 08, 2016   (Floats - only a month or so left to "float" )         60.          Seward-Chenega Bay POI Excursion                                                                Sept 12, 2016 61.          RTMM Exploration into the Pacific Fjords (PFJ)-Owikeno-Kimsquit Area         Sept 19, 2016 62.          RTMM The Lost Treasure of Timuquan                                                             Sept 19, 2016 63.          Kenai, Chugach and Prince William Sound Exploration                                    Sept. 28, 2016 64.          Alaskan Tack Excursion                                                                                    To be Confirmed 65.         Tack-Two Barrow                                                                                               To be Confirmed 66.         RTMM Alaska Power Project                                                                             To be Confirmed 67.          Kenai, Kodiak and the Ring of Fire   (SDT4)                                                     To be Confirmed   01.          Original Alaska Tour                                                                                          Oct 17, 2016 04.          DC-3 Hops                                                                                                         Oct 17, 2016 05.          DC-3-DC7 Longer Haul                                                                                     Oct 17, 2016 08.          Cargo Dawgs                                                                                                     Oct 17, 2016 11.           Anniversary Tour - 5 Years (and counting)                                                        Oct 17, 2016 12.          Aleutian Cannery Tour                                                                                       Oct 17, 2016 16.          Norad Tour                                                                                                         Oct 17, 2016 20.          ERA Aviation Tour                                                                                             Nov 14, 2016 21.          Turbo Prop Run                                                                                                 Nov 14, 2016 24.          Alaska Glacier Tour                                                                                           Nov 14, 2016    "Tour Close downs" Tour #                                                                             Close Down Date 02.            Water Hop I                                                     Oct 17, 2016          03.            Gulf of Alaska & Peninsula Floats Tour           Oct 17, 2016 09.            Water Hop II                                                     Oct 17, 2016 10.          C185 Amphibious                                              Oct 17, 2016 14.          Gone Fishing I                                                   Oct 17, 2016 15.          Gone Fishing II                                                  Oct 17, 2016 19.          Cruise Ship Tour v2014                                     Oct 17, 2016 48.          Vancouver Island Sea Side Floats                    Oct. 17, 2016 50.         The Inside Passage SPB OPS                          Oct. 17, 2016 53.         RTMM's Dispatch 006: The Lighthouses           Oct. 17, 2016 55.         Tongass National Forest Exploration                 Oct. 17, 2016 56.         RTMM's Dispatch 002: North of Yes Bay           Oct. 17, 2016 57.         BC Lighthouses - Ocean Falls to Vanc.Hbr       Oct. 17, 2016 58.         Prince of Wales Island - Fly-in Fishing              Oct. 17, 2016 60.         Seward-Chenega Bay POI Excursion               Oct. 31, 2016     The transition to the fall lineup began Sept 12, 2016 and will continue as listed above. As the fall season begins, the ice will start to form as the warmth of spring and summer leaves this area so there is only a month or so before the waterways start to freeze up in Alaska. Most of the waterways become unavailable to floats and amphibious aircraft. So in the next month or so we slowly transition from Floats and amphibians to Wheels, Tundra-wheels and skis. Bring on "Fall and winter" as new excursions come your way: Clean up and tune up your wheels and skis for the Fall and Winter season and get ready to winterize your floats and amphibians. Just a reminder that there is also a tour download for each tour: which includes tour details, most with prepared flight plans as well as skyvector map links and some with special add-on scenery to enhance your sim scenic environment.   We hope you continue to join us here for a great year and if you want some great flying adventures in excellent scenery areas, with a great bunch of fellow pilots, "Bush at its best", so to speak, stay with us here at Alaska Adventures VA.   Norm AKA995
    • AKA995

      2016-09-12 - Tour 60. Seward-Chenega Bay POI (Points of Interest) Excursion - Open Sept. 12, 2016   09/09/2016

      Hope all have had a great summer. The next tour or excursion here at Alaska Adventures is almost complete and is planned to go active next week. - (Active date: Sept 12, 2016) This is the Seward-Chenaga Bay POI excursion - Tour #60 which will cover over 50 different point of interest in this area: from natural landmarks such as glaciers and lakes to man-made structures ie: cabins, mills, seaplane bases and various other points of interest. This excursion has 7 legs and features RTMM add-on scenery and winding flight paths to take in all the POI in this area. Please review the readme scenery txt files which will be the tour download next week/http://return.mistymoorings.com/The add-on required scenery files for the POI in this tour is contained at RTMM: (Freeware) - (A special thanks to Brad Allen (RTMM), Rod Jackson (RTMM) and Doug Linn (RTMM) for the POI scenery add-on scenery and other items). Two out of these seven legs are water moorings and so the recommended aircraft for this POI adventure is the DHC-2 Beaver Amphibian but there are many similar aircraft that you can use IE: the C185, C172, DHC-6 etc.   This excursion has 7 short but very interesting legs. Live Monday Sept 12, 2016.   Norm AKA995  
    • AKA995

      2016-09-19 - Tour 61. Exploration into the Pacific Fjords (PFJ)-Owikeno-Kimsquit Area Excursion - Open Sept 19, 2016   09/14/2016

      Tour 61- Exploration into the Pacific Fjords (PFJ)-Owikeno-Kimsquit Area Excursion - Open Mon. Sept 19, 2016 Next up is the Exploration into the Pacific Fjords (PFJ): Owikeno, Kimsquit and surrounding areas. This is the Exploration into the Pacific Fjords (PFJ): Owikeno, Kimsquit and surrounding areas. This is an excursion which covers over 100 different point of interest in these areas of BC: from natural landmarks such as mountains, valleys, glaciers and lakes to man-made structures i.e. cabins, mills, seaplane bases, airstrips and many other various points of interest. The add-on required scenery files for the areas covered in this tour are the Pacific Fjords (PFJ) and the Pacific Northwest (PNW). Additional add-on scenery for many locations: POI etc. are contained in RTMM add-on scenery: (Freeware) - (http://return.mistymoorings.com/). Please review the readme scenery.txt file in the tour download for the RTMM add-on scenery files and review the add-on scenery readme file for the correct scenery install into your SIM for the POI and is necessary for view ability of some of the airfields covered in this excursion. (A special thanks to Xavier Carre, Chris Losh, Doug Linn, Brad Allen, Kim Gowney, Dex Thomas, Rod Jackson for their work at RTMM building the add-on scenery components). Additionally, Doug Linn (RTMM) has created a RTMM trip ticket and even a boat tour that you can take on Owikeno Lake as well as AI Boat traffic. See RTMM Owikeno scenery file for the details. ** Note: This BC trip has one water mooring location: (CAU8). This requires an amphibian aircraft to be used on the first and last flight legs of this tour. This location rarely freezes account the moderate temps on the BC Coast. The recommended aircraft for this C185F. There are many similar aircrafts that you can use IE: the C172, C182, DHC-2, DHC-6, or even a Super Cub! But ensure that the first leg and last is an Amphibian aircraft version. This excursion has 20 Legs: Flights AKA T-01000 through AKA T-01019.     Download is now available in the Tour Download section and the tour is active Monday  Sept 19, 2016.   Norm AKA995
    • AKA995

      2016-09-19 - Tour 62. RTMM's The Lost Treasure of Timuquan Series - Open Sept 19, 2016   09/17/2016

      New Tour 62-RTMM's The Lost Treasure of Timuquan Series is now Active.    This is RTMM’s “The Lost Treasure of Timuquan” series is based on 7 FSX Missions created by RTMM’s Brad Allen converted into a VA excursion here at Alaska Adventures. This tour closely matches the routings as contained in Brad’s FSX Missions except have added one necessary connecting leg for the VA tour environment as well as a closing leg to get us back to Ketchikan (For some Eats!). *RTMM Scenery is required for this adventure. Please refer to the Add-on Scenery requirements readme file in the tour download. FSX users can also download the actual FSX Missions from the RTMM Missions page. (http://return.mistymoorings.com/missions/index.php) For this tour, way-pointed flight plans as well as sky vector map links have been prepared and are included in the tour download. There are two water moorings in this trip. Prayer Lake Cabin and Old Crow. These are not defined as airport locations in your sim so on completion of leg 3, flight (AKA T-01022) and again in leg 6, (Flight AKA T-1025) please save your flights so you will be able to start the subsequent flight(s) at the correct location. leg (To follow the Mission narrative) is the Cessna 172, and then the DHC-2 Beaver Amphibian for the remaining 8 flight legs but you can fly any similar type aircraft.stThis adventure has nine flight legs and recommended for the 1 Flights AKA T-01020 through AKA T-01028.
        All the best flying the RTMM's The Lost Treasure of Timuquan   Norm AKA995
    • AKA995

      2016-09-28 - Tour 63. Kenai, Chugach and Prince William Sound Exploration - Open Sept 28, 2016   09/21/2016

      63. AKA T-01029-01048 Kenai, Chugach and Prince William Sound Exploration This excursion begins at Nenana (PANN) travelling southward into the Kenai Peninsula and into Western Chugach: beginning at Mile Marker 13.5 along the Seward Highway heading North from Seward, Alaska and end at Mile Marker 46.0 which is just above the Summit Lake SPB (52Z) then eastward into Prince William Sound on the south coast of the Gulf of Alaska.  This trip contains exploration into many settlements on the sound, which contains numerous small islands; including Cordova and Whittier plus the Alaska native villages of Chenega and Tatitlek. Most of the land surrounding Prince William Sound is part of the Chugach National Forest; the second largest national forest in the U.S. Prince William Sound is ringed by the steep and glaciated Chugach Mountains. The coastline is convoluted, with many islands and fjords, several of which contain tidewater glaciers. The principal barrier islands forming the sound are Montague Island, Hinchinbrook Island, and Hawkins Island. So get ready for detailed exploration into these areas. This is a warm up tour of sorts ending at the largest port at the southern terminus of the Valdez. (In a later adventure, we will explore the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System itself starting at Valdez with the RTMM BWEP pipeline scenery add-on enhancements).   This trip is in the SAK Area and there are RTMM add-on sceneries required to enhance this trip. Be sure to read the AKA tour download for the specific Add-on Scenery Requirements.  The download for this Tour #63 is now available in Tour Downloads. Aircraft: The airports contained in this trip are all land moorings so a wheeled aircraft is ideal. The C185 or DHC-2 Beaver again make great aircraft to use in this tour but you are not limited to them. The Maule, Cub, Cessna’s etc. or any similar type airplanes as well as Alaskan type rotorcraft are great for site seeing in this trip.  This excursion has 20 legs: Flight numbers AKA T-01029 through AKA T-01048.   Enjoy the excursion into the Kenai, Chugach and Prince William Sound areas. Norm AKA995

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