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    Missing Plane Hood to Kenai

    Any of our AK friends have any current information on this. I have a friend that may have been on board.

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    No news of a rescue or recovery yet. The weather is good so that shouldn't be a factor.

    https://m.facebook.com/permalink.php...26932413988104

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    We got snow moving in , praying they are found safe. Plane is a silver and yellow 180

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    search concentrating on snag lake area N Kenai , keep em in your prayers.

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    Snag Lk has a real nice public use cabin...

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    http://www.aviationdb.com/Aviation/A.../5/N5222E.shtm

    what year did they do away with that single fuel feed from mid tank?

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    56 was the first year without the angled tanks and mid pickup.

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    searching now on west side of inlet

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    Thanks for the info and updates.
    That is a big jump to go across the inlet from the lakes north of Kenai??
    Hope they find them soon. Another night out there would not be good.

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    good strong signal around chakachamna lake entrance . HH-60's enroute

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    praying they will be hungry and safe.

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    what year did they do away with that single fuel feed from mid tank?
    According to my parts book, 1962 is the first year when there is a front outlet installed.

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    Stewart's Facebook link says they are alive. Hope it's true.

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    Yes three survivors enroute to Anc.

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    Thank you thank you everyone and guard . Thank the Lord.

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    please please please, buy the new style 406 ELT.... it takes the "SEARCH" out of a "search and rescue"... and tie it to your GPS!! they spent an extra 24 hours out there because of this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike mcs repair View Post

    Thanks Mike...!

    good news
    "...We're fast enough to get there, But slow enough to see..."
    Fron the song "Barometer Soup". By Jimmy Buffett

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike mcs repair View Post
    please please please, buy the new style 406 ELT.... it takes the "SEARCH" out of a "search and rescue"... and tie it to your GPS!! they spent an extra 24 hours out there because of this...
    wow price dropped $439.... http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalo...?clickkey=5208

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    Fantastic news so glad to hear this!!!!
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    http://www.ktva.com/ntsb-anchorage-p...a-missing-414/

    .....confirmed three people were found with the plane and were “alive and well” when a USCG helicopter delivered them to waiting emergency personnel in Anchorage around 6:30 p.m
    thankfully it's not -24F like it was a week or so ago!!!

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    Thanks to Dale Heckert, Gary Cutsforth, everyone who searched prayed helped out , the Guard you Coasties rock.

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    That's really great news.
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    Thanks be to God!
    Thanks you so much for the updates and information.
    I don't know if any of you know John White but what a great guy. So happy for his wife and family that they got Dad, Grandpa back home.
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    Fantastic!

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    I hope someone bakes those Coasties an apple pie once in a while

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    I'm sure happy for these folks that everyone is safe. But please explain why someone flies in Alaska during the winter without skis?
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    Quote Originally Posted by skywagon8a View Post
    I'm sure happy for these folks that everyone is safe. But please explain why someone flies in Alaska during the winter without skis?
    i was thinking the same... gonna cost much more than a nice set of hydraulic wheel ski's & installation...

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    Some planes go from runway to runway. I doubt this was a planned landing. I hope we hear the pilot's story. I was on the west side for the weekend. Weather was sketchy during the day with plenty of low stuff and snow moving through but Saturday night got clear and cold. I'm glad they were dressed well.
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    We can have bare ground and 20 miles away 5 ft deep snow. Lots of people don't have access to a good ski strip or want to hassle with dolly wheels, penetration skis suck, retractable cost a lot and are heavy. If you are strip to strip in the winter sticking to wheels is a lot easier. Flying over snow with wheels has about the same risk factor of flying over solid trees, water, or swamps which is what we do all summer. As to why he landed on snow, We have a lot of snow in the valley but not so much higher up. He might of been there lately with no problems (bushwheels) and wanted to show the kids, might have needed to piss, stuff happens. A lot of old pilots figure they are good enough to get buy somehow without buying a new ELT(and he did just that). I am sure a mom/wife/both will be speaking at him over his decision making process when flying/landing with the kids.

    Having noted all the above. In the winter I fly with Federal hydraulic wheel skis, and carry a sat phone, spot, and have a new 406 ELT. I have the money to spend on it, some don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike mcs repair View Post
    Annual getting done the end of the month. I think I will take your advice!
    I don't know where you've been me lad, but I see you won first Prize!
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    Only took me two months last year to put in an Ack....BUT, it takes me a lot of time to do anything anymore, and I had to do a lot of fabrication to make a mounting platform that met the rigidity requirements, plus an antenna mount for putting the antenna back by the tail....
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    Quote Originally Posted by aktango58 View Post
    Annual getting done the end of the month. I think I will take your advice!
    Buy a PLB one. From my 2 experience's if you hit hard enough to set an ELT off your already dead. If you want to be found alive buy a handheld 406

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubdriver2 View Post
    Buy a PLB one. From my 2 experience's if you hit hard enough to set an ELT off your already dead. If you want to be found alive buy a handheld 406

    Glenn
    You get a diffrent response. Rcc does the aircraft ones, but hands off the others to the troopers.

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    The advantage of a good ELT is even if you are dead people don't have to fly for days/weeks to find/drag your dead burnt ass out of the bush. Just fly to the burn site and be done with it! Backup PLB is nice for walking out or sending I am alive/help me message (but you have to be alive to send it). Flight plan/flight following is old school but would have helped a lot in this case.
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    Aero in Stock has these in Wasilla and other locations, ACK E-04 $436.5 complete install http://shop.aeroinstock.com/m-147-ack-technologies.aspx
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    If you get the urge to radically change your flight plan, land someplace weird with your family aboard, in WINTER, in THE ARCTIC, then that should be ringing the alarm bells in your head......shouldn't it?

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    That's why satellite enabled tracking is available. Not a mystery or expensive versus the consequences. Same for satellite phone service or text messages.

    But regardless of these options, flying to go camping is still a great idea. Food/clothing/shelter/mental accepting of spending some time doing it is important.

    The folks obviously did well and are to be commended for their survival techniques.

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