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    Could you translate your exclamation of "Schiesser" when the willows on the side of the strip in AK sucked you sideways? I might need to use it myself sometime

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    It's when your seat cushion disappears.


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    Well now german for americans: "shiesse" is the german explanation for "****" I hear this word many times in Alaska every summer with my friends when they fool arround
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    Interesting: Supercub.org has an automaric depression for nonsociety words
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    Well, we've been fishing at the Kobuk River. Got some very huge fish. I had camped there after landing on this small space along the river I took off two days later. A friend videoed that and I like to share that with you.
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    Ingo,

    I have 100LL for you, and a spare room at the house. It's only a couple of thousand miles!

    Larry
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    Quote Originally Posted by NunavutPA-12 View Post
    Ingo,

    I have 100LL for you, and a spare room at the house. It's only a couple of thousand miles!

    Larry
    Kugluktuk, Nunavut
    I know. But flying in Canada those distances is not my problem. I realy like to fly over these vast wildernesses, landing where I want, camp, enjoy the nature and for shure to come to the "Bloody Falls" back again talking, discussing planes etc with you. But it is the crossing of the border I have to invetsigate. Going to Canada seems not to be a problem, but coming back to AK without internet connection in the bush that's it. But as I said: I have to investigate that. But there is also the aging a problem. I do not like to believe this, but I have! Well let's see what the next year will bring.
    C-M
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    I am still flying in Alaska. A "tid bit" older but still bold (still carefull)
    This year I flew down to the Peninsula to visite the walrusses and other wildlife also enjoying the nature with a travel-mate
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    Well this is now a while ago, about one month. I came back from ANC with new mags (Bendix) new Attlee sightgages a new annual from Dan's and wanted to start my planed flight to the peninsula Bristol Bay. But no my mixturecontrolcable jamed. It took me a week to get one and put it in. I had to take a different route than Dan's 25 years ago. But now it was strangly smooth��. OK I packed up and filled evrything in my cub. What I am happy again to have the 2000# gross wheight increse. My cub was full plus 60gls fuel, good for 6 hours. So I took off and flew down to the Alaska Range. I had marvelous weather. A few clouds which girlanded the Mt. Denali and Mt. Foracker. Man flying in 9000-10000ft abouve the mountains in such beautifull weather it is something. Some weeks later under bad weather a K2 Beaver from Talkeetna crashed into the glacier. Five fatalities!

    After 5 hrs flying I landed at Illiamna to refuel. Only to dicover that the pump does not accept my german master amd visa cards. God grace I had the AMEXCO which again saved the day. fueled up I cuntinued my flight at the Lake Illiamna to the west in search for a campsite. It was windy and I had to search carefull not to have a windy camp. 3-4mls north of Igiugig I used the same campsite I had 25 years ago. It was a wide soft beach.

    Well here I am back. It is raining and I am bored. So I post.
    Next morning I broke camp und flew down the peninsula along the Bristol Bay. But at the Kwitchak River I got a sad surprise. Ten years ago there was only one fishinglodge. Now there are four with many, many beavers on flaots. And everywhere riverboats. You could even see Bristol Bay fisherboats running upriver.Crowded!
    At the Bay you could see hundreds of salmonfisherboatrs. Now I see from where we get the Pacific salmon in Germany��
    After three more hours flying I arrived Cape Siniavon in hope to see many walrusses. Nope there were only 30-50. But before north there was new herd of about 300.
    Landing at the cape was interesting. It was blowing 15 gusting 25 ( I had a windspeed instrument with me)90° from the landingpass. I was very afraid to loose control in 100-200ft AGL maneuvering in that strong turbulence, while searching for a landingsight. So on flair on the first one I almost crashed my cub. But the 180 ponnies pulled it out.Than I saw the near by landingsight. But do not ask me how I got down. I only remember fast in, full flaps, flair and brake and my cub was shaking in the wind. It all was instinkt. So I do not remember, but I made it, as in so many other occasions.
    Here I saw the first browny approaching me untill he got my scent and went away. But every night the next morning I could see the tracks arround my camp. next day a 185 from Wildman Lodge landed to look for the walrusses. When he took off with 4 people he needen more than 800 feet applying full flaps on rotation. Our old bushflying trick. A day later I needed only less than 360ft but I was heavy. I am happy to have a cub. I flew to Nelson Lagoon for fuel. 7,50$ a gl versa 10$ in King Salmon. Here at Nelson Lagoon all the airplains from the lodges bought fuel.
    The way back to Lake Illiamna was uneventfull. Except at my campsite the wind was with more than 30mls direct on the coast. It generated 3-4ft high waves. So I landed at Igiugig and camped on an old place I had 20 years or so ago. It was a good windsheltered site. Igiugig is a very quite little village but not as quite as it used to be years ago.


    Well the FSS-Lady said VFR not recomanded. 1ml visibility at Lake Clark Pass. Well it is only a short stretch through the valley. Refueling and off I went. At the End of Lake Clark you could see the bad weather comming. In the pass-valley I heard and comunicated with three! other airplanes they came in opposit direction. Funny feelings came up. They reported flying around 2000' so I flew below 800'. It looked dark and clouds everywhere. The sidewalls steep and disappearing in the upper mist. Looking sharp to the front hoping to see an approaching airplane right in time. It was realy in interesting mood. Than finaly I came out and was looking for my checkpoint "Beluga" airport. I was a little bit confused in that mist. I didn't trust my GPS until I took my map that showed me GPS was right. It happened the first time with me. A new lesson. You have a tight course in your head and do not trust the instruments, like a bloody beginner!!! Well I found Beluga and via Takeetna I flew in 4-6000' direkt to Fairbanks to land then in beautifull weather at our strip.
    The wandering raven
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    Have to see again how to get the pictures in
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    I am so happy that you are posting again!

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    Pics will follow, when I find a software to shrink the 5-7mb pics down. So I can download them.

    Thank you for the interst. It is interesting how many of you have visited my thread
    The wandering raven
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    Me too! Thanks for your posts. I always, always enjoy them. Keep on exploring with that Cub, sir!
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    Ingo,

    It was great to meet you in Illiamna. Glad the rest of your trip that day went well.

    Looking forward to seeing the pictures.

    Jeff


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    I love reading your adventures. You tell your story and add just enough good stuff to keep it exciting. Be safe and keep going.

    Thanks Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrussl View Post
    Ingo,

    It was great to meet you in Illiamna. Glad the rest of your trip that day went well.

    Looking forward to seeing the pictures.

    Jeff


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    Hi Jeff we tried to reach you next day, but my satphone didn't except the number you gave me.
    I realy regret it not to press my travelmate to join you to your camp. But after 5 days traveling/camping her tight goal was "home"! We would have for sure a nice evening. At "home" my travelmate next day also thought to reggret it. Well how to understand the ladies
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    Quote Originally Posted by corvus-migrans View Post
    Well this is now a while ago, about one month. I came back from ANC with new mags (Bendix) new Attlee sightgages a new annual from Dan's and wanted to start my planed flight to the peninsula Bristol Bay. But no my mixturecontrolcable jamed. It took me a week to get one and put it in. I had to take a different route than Dan's 25 years ago. But now it was strangly smooth��. OK I packed up and filled evrything in my cub. What I am happy again to have the 2000# gross wheight increse. My cub was full plus 60gls fuel, good for 6 hours. So I took off and flew down to the Alaska Range. I had marvelous weather. A few clouds which girlanded the Mt. Denali and Mt. Foracker. Man flying in 9000-10000ft abouve the mountains in such beautifull weather it is something. Some weeks later under bad weather a K2 Beaver from Talkeetna crashed into the glacier. Five fatalities!

    After 5 hrs flying I landed at Illiamna to refuel. Only to dicover that the pump does not accept my german master amd visa cards. God grace I had the AMEXCO which again saved the day. fueled up I cuntinued my flight at the Lake Illiamna to the west in search for a campsite. It was windy and I had to search carefull not to have a windy camp. 3-4mls north of Igiugig I used the same campsite I had 25 years ago. It was a wide soft beach.

    Well here I am back. It is raining and I am bored. So I post.
    Next morning I broke camp und flew down the peninsula along the Bristol Bay. But at the Kwitchak River I got a sad surprise. Ten years ago there was only one fishinglodge. Now there are four with many, many beavers on flaots. And everywhere riverboats. You could even see Bristol Bay fisherboats running upriver.Crowded!
    At the Bay you could see hundreds of salmonfisherboatrs. Now I see from where we get the Pacific salmon in Germany��
    After three more hours flying I arrived Cape Siniavon in hope to see many walrusses. Nope there were only 30-50. But before north there was new herd of about 300.
    Landing at the cape was interesting. It was blowing 15 gusting 25 ( I had a windspeed instrument with me)90° from the landingpass. I was very afraid to loose control in 100-200ft AGL maneuvering in that strong turbulence, while searching for a landingsight. So on flair on the first one I almost crashed my cub. But the 180 ponnies pulled it out.Than I saw the near by landingsight. But do not ask me how I got down. I only remember fast in, full flaps, flair and brake and my cub was shaking in the wind. It all was instinkt. So I do not remember, but I made it, as in so many other occasions.
    Here I saw the first browny approaching me untill he got my scent and went away. But every night the next morning I could see the tracks arround my camp. next day a 185 from Wildman Lodge landed to look for the walrusses. When he took off with 4 people he needen more than 800 feet applying full flaps on rotation. Our old bushflying trick. A day later I needed only less than 360ft but I was heavy. I am happy to have a cub. I flew to Nelson Lagoon for fuel. 7,50$ a gl versa 10$ in King Salmon. Here at Nelson Lagoon all the airplains from the lodges bought fuel.
    The way back to Lake Illiamna was uneventfull. Except at my campsite the wind was with more than 30mls direct on the coast. It generated 3-4ft high waves. So I landed at Igiugig and camped on an old place I had 20 years or so ago. It was a good windsheltered site. Igiugig is a very quite little village but not as quite as it used to be years ago.


    Well the FSS-Lady said VFR not recomanded. 1ml visibility at Lake Clark Pass. Well it is only a short stretch through the valley. Refueling and off I went. At the End of Lake Clark you could see the bad weather comming. In the pass-valley I heard and comunicated with three! other airplanes they came in opposit direction. Funny feelings came up. They reported flying around 2000' so I flew below 800'. It looked dark and clouds everywhere. The sidewalls steep and disappearing in the upper mist. Looking sharp to the front hoping to see an approaching airplane right in time. It was realy in interesting mood. Than finaly I came out and was looking for my checkpoint "Beluga" airport. I was a little bit confused in that mist. I didn't trust my GPS until I took my map that showed me GPS was right. It happened the first time with me. A new lesson. You have a tight course in your head and do not trust the instruments, like a bloody beginner!!! Well I found Beluga and via Takeetna I flew in 4-6000' direkt to Fairbanks to land then in beautifull weather at our strip.
    The wandering raven
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    Well I try to get the pcs from Facebook. And it works. Now it is just only a tid bit work
    The wandering raven

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    Quote Originally Posted by corvus-migrans View Post
    Well I try to get the pcs from Facebook. And it works. Now it is just only a tid bit work
    Looking forward to seeing your pics!
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