94. Journey up the Yukon - (Level 3-Hard-3Nx)Status: Active
Description: This is a journey up the Yukon River. The Yukon River has its source in the mountains near the coast in the northwestern portion of BC Canada and flows in a curving course, first northwest and then southwest, to Alaska and empties into Bering Sea at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.
Its length, including its many windings, is from 2,000 to 2,500 miles; and the area it drains in the neighborhood of 440,000 square miles. Next to the basin of the Mackenzie, the region drained by Alaska's great river is the least known of any of the larger river valleys of North America. The Yukon River is a majestic beauty. “Yukon” means "great river" in Gwich'in.
This trip will take us from Juneau, on the Gulf of Alaska, to the source Yukon then travel up the Yukon River through its winding river bed through the interior of BC, Yukon and Alaska all the way to the Bering Sea.
Aircraft: This is another low and slow adventure so the aircraft used must be a single engine fixed wing standard prop IE: Super Cub PA18 (Recommended) or single engine equivalent IE: J3 Cub, C185, DHC2, DHC3, Maule etc. (Single-Non-Turbo only). A wheeled version will suffice as all the moorings are land based.
Tour Flight Leg Rating Conditions: Level 3/Hard Difficulty-“3Nx”:
3=Max landing rate is -300fpm,
N=No Autopilot or GPS use permitted.
x-# of Stop-overs in the flight legs. Some legs have no stop-overs while others have either one or two stop-overs to be made.
Tour download for this excursion is available in the Tour downloads section which contains the all the tour details, sky vector map links as well as the award for completion.
Make sure you obtain the tour download for all of the tour specifics. If you need the Ops Manual and/or Bluebox manual be sure to download those documents from the website.
20 Legs: Flights: AKAT01260-3N1 through AKAT01279-3N1. (Tour opens Nov. 09, 2017 and will run until Feb. 09, 2018)