Tour Details

95. Valdez-Merrill Air Services (Twin Engine Prop) (Level 3-Hard-4Nx)
Description: This is “Valdez-Merrill Air Service”. A scenic trip from Valdez Pioneer Field (PAVD) through the heart of Alaska to Merrill Field (PAMR) and return to Valdez Pioneer Field (PAVD). This is a mail run of sorts and we are making all regular stops so be prepared for multiple stop-overs in each flight leg. We will fly the “heart of Alaska” and RTMM scenery adds many scenics to this trip from portions of the BWEP to the Snow Dogs AKA-RTMM hangar scenery as many of the airport stops contain our special Hangars and signage. In this mail run, we will also pass over the Yukon River, travel to the west coast to the Bering Sea then make our way to Merrill Field (PAMR) for our final delivery before taking a short run back to Valdez Pioneer Field PAVD. Aircraft: Due the length of the flight legs and multiple stops we’ll need a twin engine prop multi: Either the DC3/C47, C46A, Rockwell AC Commander series, the Beech 18 or the BN-2. (Standard prop: Non turbo). Tour Flight Leg Rating Conditions: Level 3/Hard difficulty-“4Nx”: 4=Max landing rate is -400fpm. N=No Autopilot or GPS/D use permitted. x-# of Stop-overs in the flight legs. (Variable > 0 to 4 stops per leg) 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 for each flight leg, flight plans and sky vector map links as well as the award for completion. Make sure you obtain the tour download for all of the tour specifics. Thanks to Ruberto Stutzer AKA597 for information provided on this tour route in which this detailed excursion was developed. 20 Legs: (67 Landings). Flights: AKAT01296-4N3 through AKAT01315-4N3. Opens Jan 15, 2018.
95. Valdez-Merrill Air Services (Twin Engine Prop) (Level 3-Hard-4Nx)

Tour Destinations

Leg: Departure: Arrival: Flight: Aircraft: Distance:
1Valdez Pioneer Field (PAVD)Paxson Airport (PAXK)AKAT01296-4N2C47153 nm
2Paxson Airport (PAXK)Tanacross (TSG)AKAT01297-4N3C47151 nm
3Tanacross (TSG)Eielson AFB (PAEI)AKAT01298-4N3C47143 nm
4Eielson AFB (PAEI)Circle Hot Springs (CHP)AKAT01299-4N4C47145 nm
5Circle Hot Springs (CHP)Venetie (VEE)AKAT01300-4N3C47146 nm
6Venetie (VEE)Coldfoot (CXF)AKAT01301-4N1C47155 nm
7Coldfoot (CXF)Crevice Creek (1AK1)AKAT01302-4N2C47140 nm
8Crevice Creek (1AK1)Hughes Airport (HUS)AKAT01303-4N3C47134 nm
9Hughes Airport (HUS)Ambler Airport (PAFM)AKAT01304-4N2C47121 nm
10Ambler Airport (PAFM)Ralph Wien Memorial Airport (PAOT)AKAT01305-4N2C47142 nm
11Ralph Wien Memorial Airport (PAOT)Candle 2 Airport (AK75)AKAT01306-4N2C47138 nm
12Candle 2 Airport (AK75)Shishmaref (PASH)AKAT01307-4N1C47144 nm
13Shishmaref (PASH)do not use (KPC) (PAPC)AKAT01308-4N3C47132 nm
14do not use (KPC) (PAPC)Moses Point Airport (MOS)AKAT01309-4N3C47146 nm
15Moses Point Airport (MOS)Unalakleet (PAUN)AKAT01310-4N3C47140 nm
16Unalakleet (PAUN)Ruby (PARY)AKAT01311-4N2C47150 nm
17Ruby (PARY)Minchumina Airport (PAMH)AKAT01312-4N0C4797 nm
18Minchumina Airport (PAMH)Summit (UMM)AKAT01313-4N3C47128 nm
19Summit (UMM)Merrill Field (PAMR)AKAT01314-4N3C47145 nm
20Merrill Field (PAMR)Skagway Airport (PAGY)AKAT01315-4N3C47150 nm
Total Distance Of Tour: 2798 nm

Pilot Progress

1Reiner  Test - AKA1384
2Ruberto  Stutzer - AKA597                 
3James L  Smith - AKA1288
4Norm  Richards - AKA995
5Charles  Prowse - AKA1631
6Victor  Martinez - AKA1019               
7Per  Welander - AKA713                   
8Zoran  Maksic - AKA573