"Flying with one of the most knowledgeable and experienced pilot and flight instructors in the world will always yield a great experience. Combine that with one of the fastest and most technologically advanced single engine planes flying today and the unique vistas and challenging instrument approaches of Alaska, and you will get logbook entries like none other. I highly recommend the Alaska TTx IFR adventure with Field." - Jeff Berman
A Four-Day/25 hour Adventure in our Cessna Corvalis TTx
This exciting Adventure is designed around the fastest single-engine piston plane on the market……the Cessna Corvalis TTx, with its Twin Turbo Continental 310 HP engine and Garmin G2000 touch pad flight deck. Combine this with the maybe, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the majestic scenery and grandeur of the great American wilderness.
The TTx is the ideal airplane for this Adventure. With its high altitude capability coupled with FIKI ability to operate in “known icing,” you will stretch your knowledge and IFR experience. Much of the flight may be in the real-world IMC found in Alaska, plus with five decades of providing IFR flight training, Field has many stories to tell.
After departure from Medford you will cross over into Canada and be introduced to the formalities of clearing Canadian customs using CANPASS. You will see gorgeous fjords as you travel up Vancouver Island along the British Columbia coastline, return back to the United States, clearing U.S. customs at Ketchikan, Alaska. Following your introduction to Alaska at Ketchikan, the trip will take you to planned stops at Sitka, Yakutat, Kenai, Anchorage, Valdez, Juneau and other points of interest. The ability to comfortably climb to Flight Level 250 is a great opportunity to “top” Denali, the highest mountain in North America.
Arrival Orientation – Upon your arrival here in Medford, Oregon you will receive a cockpit orientation and planning session for the first day of your Adventure. Plan to arrive mid-day before your departure date if possible.
Day one – We fly the Pacific Northwest stopping at Bellingham, Washington then into Canada, clearing Canadian customs at Port Hardy, BC on the north tip of Vancouver Island. The day ends clearing U.S. customs in Ketchikan, Alaska with an overnight at the stunning Cape Fox Lodge overlooking floatplanes operating in the channel below.
Day two – Following the rugged coastline of Southeast Alaska we make stops at Sitka, Yakutat, and Merrill Field in Anchorage. Along the way you will spot tidewater glaciers and the majestic peaks of the St. Alias range bordering the coastline. Then it’s up to the flight levels to have a look at Mt. McKinley before ending the adventurous day with an overnight in Anchorage.
Day three – We retrace our route back down the coast stopping at Valdez, Yakutat, Juneau and Ketchikan. A great day for whale watching if clouds permit!
Day four – The flight levels beckon as we climb to 25,000 feet for our overflight of Canada with a refueling stop in Bellingham followed by a short hop back to Medford.
Available May through September.
The Alaska Corvalis TTx Adventure – 4 Days/25 hours – $10,800*
(*Two pilots can save with special rate of $5,940 each)