Tour Details

95c. 2017 Christmas Spirit Excursion (Level 3-Hard-4Nx)
Description: This is the 2017 Christmas Spirit Excursion here at Alaska Adventures. We are delivering numerous special crates from the North Pole “Eielson (PAEI)” that was left there by a mysterious man in red! These crates are going to forty two different locations throughout the heart of Alaska for delivery to families that are in need at this time. AKA was stated directly on the instructions to be the VA responsible for delivering to these forty two locations in this 16 leg excursion. So 16 legs, 42 stops. There are stop-over locations in each leg: some with one, two and some with even three stops to maximize our effectiveness and efficiency to get this task done before Christmas. Watch the flight legs closely as we don’t want to mess up the route or the stop-over locations. So get out there and fly!! This the season that families need us most and are counting on us. And Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and more importantly Peace, Hope and Happiness to everyone at Alaska Adventures and your families. Aircraft: The aircraft designated/recommended for this Christmas Spirit tour is the C185, DHC-2 or DHC-3: (In the case of the DHC-2 and DHC-3: you can use either the standard single prop version or the single engine prop upgraded/retrofit to the turbo model). Tour Flight Leg Rating Conditions: Level 3/Hard difficulty-“4Nx”: 4=Max landing rate is -400fpm. (Harder to do on water) N=No Autopilot or GPS use permitted. x-# of Stop-overs in the flight legs. Tour Download for this excursion is available in the Tour downloads section and is required. It contains the all the tour details, stop-over locations in each flight leg, sky vector map links as well as the award for completion. Make sure you obtain the tour download for all of the tour specifics. 16 Legs: Flights: AKAT01280-4N3 through AKAT01295-4N3. This holiday tour opens Nov 30, 2017 and runs until January 31, 2018. Happy Holidays.
95c. 2017 Christmas Spirit Excursion (Level 3-Hard-4Nx)

Tour Destinations

Leg: Departure: Arrival: Flight: Aircraft: Distance:
1Eielson AFB (PAEI)Healy River (PAHV)AKAT01280-4N3DHC3 OTTERT79 nm
2Healy River (PAHV)Ralph M. Calhoun Memorial Airport (PATA)AKAT01281-4N1DHC3 OTTERT130 nm
3Ralph M. Calhoun Memorial Airport (PATA)Ruby (PARY)AKAT01282-4N1DHC3 OTTERT103 nm
4Ruby (PARY)Colorado Creek, (KCR)AKAT01283-4N2DHC3 OTTERT82 nm
5Colorado Creek, (KCR)Farewell (PAFW)AKAT01284-4N2DHC3 OTTERT98 nm
6Farewell (PAFW)Sparrevohn LRRS Airport (PASV)AKAT01285-4N1DHC3 OTTERT112 nm
7Sparrevohn LRRS Airport (PASV)Iliamna Airport (PAIL)AKAT01286-4N2DHC3 OTTERT95 nm
8Iliamna Airport (PAIL)Homer Airport (PAHO)AKAT01287-4N1DHC3 OTTERT120 nm
9Homer Airport (PAHO)Lake Hood Strip (Z41)AKAT01288-4N2DHC3 OTTERT118 nm
10Lake Hood Strip (Z41)Nikolai Creek Airport (9AK3)AKAT01289-4N2DHC3 OTTERT51 nm
11Nikolai Creek Airport (9AK3)Talkeetna Airport (PATK)AKAT01290-4N2DHC3 OTTERT101 nm
12Talkeetna Airport (PATK)Summit (UMM)AKAT01291-4N2DHC3 OTTERT76 nm
13Summit (UMM)Minchumina Airport (PAMH)AKAT01292-4N1DHC3 OTTERT105 nm
14Minchumina Airport (PAMH)Tatalina LRRS Airport (TLJ)AKAT01293-4N1DHC3 OTTERT133 nm
15Tatalina LRRS Airport (TLJ)Aniak Airport (PANI)AKAT01294-4N2DHC3 OTTERT146 nm
16Aniak Airport (PANI)Bethel Airport (PABE)AKAT01295-4N3DHC3 OTTERT95 nm
Total Distance Of Tour: 1644 nm

Pilot Progress

1James L  Smith - AKA1288
2Franco  Ciech - AKA1638              
3Norm  Richards - AKA995
4Reiner  Test - AKA1384
5Ruberto  Stutzer - AKA597
6Alan  Platt - AKA1663               
7Victor  Martinez - AKA1019               
8Steve  Groves - AKA1649               
9John   Croxford - AKA1542               
10Marcel  Maex - AKA1124
11Charles  Prowse - AKA1631
12Carlos  Silveira - AKA1621                 
13Lovis  Weiland - AKA1689