Day 71, July 20, Part One: Petropavlovsk, Russia to Anadyr, Russia (920 NM)————————- Part Two: Anadyr, Russia to Anchorage, Alaska (900 NM) ———-HAPPY TO ARRIVE IN USA!

Flight planning for our longest day of flying, getting out of Russia!

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Aftter dinner flight planning: First Captain: Georgia Dean, Captain Jaysen Inverarity; Captain, Tom Baumann; Director, Guillaume Fabry
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“G”,  pilot briefer; Captian, Warren Dean; Captian, Andrew Laakmann….(First officer & photographer), Diann Baumann

The resort natural creation setting…

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Following the “follow-me” car, taxi to the runway.

 

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Tower at Petropavlovsk
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Agriculture is Russia.
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Military aircraft tucked away in wooded area.

Scenic views leaving Petropavlovsk … IMG_3457  IMG_3465

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Several of these mountains are actually volcanoes.
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Track of flight is up….heading north east.
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Flight track is up…to Anadyr.
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Approach to Anadyr…. winds 130 degrees, 20-30 Kts…landing on runway 19. IFR
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Runway in sight! managing the strong, gusting cross winds called for crabbing all the way on final…then taxi called for significant aileron and rudder control…..Well done, Capt. Tom!!

Part Two: Anadyr, Russia to Anchorage, Alaska

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Anadyr airport.

After a long experience with re-fueling and customs (2 hours) we took -off on our second leg of the day.   900 NM: (3 hrs and 15 min.) with one third over the Bering Sea.  Water looks cold down there!!

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Leaving Anadyr for Alaska…over the Bering Straits.  NOTE: this map is “North up” for our friend, Jimmy!
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Complete flight plan to Anchorage. Track up, flying east to Alaska!!.
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Water looks cold in Bering Straits
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Amazed by the number of commercial flights over the Bering Straits…..and only 1,000 feet separation from us.

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Diann had a little altitude sickness (Oxygen saturation under 80% on this second flight of the day…calls for oxygen)

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Nap time for First Officer, Diann
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Pulse oximeter gives us feedback on oxygen levels.
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Mt. McKinley — great view! On way to Anchorage.
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Mt. McKinley
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Sample of other Alaskan mountains
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Surrounding terrain near Ted Stevens International, Anchorage.

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Short final…almost 11 pm Alaska time!

Alaska’s late night light gave us opportunity to land before dark…just before 11:00 PM Anchorage time.  Combined with the days first leg (3 hr. 40 min.) we flew a 6 hour and 55 minute day.

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