If you plan to fly to Alaska during the summer of 2006, please point your web browser here for important information about flying in Alaska You can learn about flying the Alaskan Highway, flying to Russia, CAPSTONE, the Medallion Foundation, the Circle of Safety, and you will find a toolbox for aviation weather. Click here for details about:
- Alaska volcanos, some of which have been active recently
- Denali National Park
- The U.S. Coast Guard
- The University of Alaska’s Aviation Technology Center
- Many other links to valuable information
It’s a fact that 67% of all aviation accidents in Alaska occur on take off or landing.
Before you take off this summer, there are things you can do to increase your odds of a safer return. For starters, brush up your flying skills, have your aircraft inspected, and of course, before you fly be sure to check the weather, conduct a pre-flight inspection and file a flight plan. Flying safely in Alaska requires skills that you may need to refresh. It will also require a thorough understanding and reevaluation of your own personal minimums. Because of security requirements, you must learn how to fly into Canada (their rules are very different. Become familiar with the unique Alaskan weather camera system.
You can read about a trip to Alaska When you arrive, be sure to check with a local flight instructor or local flight school for up-to-date information on weather, your destination, route, and any local conditions that could affect your flight.
It is said that knowledge is king.In Alaska, it is an absolute requirement!Help us reduce the accident rate! Be a better pilot as you enjoy your special time in the glory that is Alaska.
The FAA, AMT’s, Pilots and Safety all come together at faasafety.gov!