Cessna 182J N2879F
C-182 N2879F
Panel Upgrade
Interior Refurbishment
Flight to Alaska
Panel Upgrade

Original instrument panel

as purchased

June, 2011

Updated Panel in flight

March 24, 2012

Three year old grandson
Noah helping with
the annual inspection

October, 2011

Noah helping
at the hangar

October, 2011

One of the numerous
Garmin GNS530 pins

New avionics harness
completed at home

December, 2011

New radio stack
to be installed

Instrument panel and
radios removed

November, 2011

Trial template for
new instrument panel

November, 2011

New glareshield and
instrument panel

Fabricated by
Shelby Isham
December, 2011

Radio stack installed

January 3, 2012

Power up !

January 7, 2012

Panel installed

January 30, 2012

Tim as PIC

March 24, 2012

Rick, Noah, Tim

March 24, 2012

Interior Refurbishment

Seat leather

kit
Fabricated by
Shelby Isham
April 27, 2012

Interior Installed

Front seats
May, 2012

Interior Installed

May, 2012

Interior Installed

May, 2012

Interior Installed

Rear seats
May, 2012

Flight to Alaska

May 25-28, 2012

(Click for larger map)
Day 1:   Olive Branch, MS - Kansas City, MO - Sioux Falls, SD - Minot, ND    8.4 hrs.
Day 2:   Minot, ND - Regina, SK - Edmonton, AB - Dawson Creek, BC    7.0 hrs.
Day 3:   Dawson Creek, BC - Ft. Nelson, BC - Watson Lake, YT - Whitehorse, YT    5.7 hrs.
Day 4:   Whitehorse, YT - Northway, AK - Gulkana, AK - Anchorage, AK    4.9 hrs.
      Trip Total: 26.0 hrs.

Ready to depart

Olive Branch, MS
May 25, 2012

Gadgets

SPOT tracker, DeLorme inReach,
Traffic Collision system, GPS
with XM weather, iPad with
ForeFlight showing our track on
the chart. May 25, 2012

Tim in Regina,

Saskatchewan, Canada
May 26, 2012

Departing Edmonton

Alberta, Canada
May, 2012

"Mile Zero"

of The Alaska Highway
Dawson Creek, British Columbia
After 1870 NM (2150 statute miles)
and 15.4 hours of flying
May 26, 2012

Departing Dawson Creek

with our survival vests on for
the 'Sparsley Settled Area'
(the next 1,000 miles!)
May 27, 2012

Departing Ft. Nelson, BC


Fueling at Watson Lake

Yukon Territory

Our position at Watson Lake

Showing the map of the Alaska-
Siberia Northwest Staging Route
where thousands of aircraft were
ferried to Russia in WW-II

Cassier Mountains

between Watson Lake and
Whitehorse, YT

Cassier Mountains

between Watson Lake and
Whitehorse, YT

Cassier Mountains

between Watson Lake and
Whitehorse, YT

You Tube Video

Flying over The Yukon

Cassier Mountains

between Watson Lake and
Whitehorse, YT

Teslin Lake

Yukon

Whitehorse, Yukon

Landing Runway 13 Left
May 27, 2012

Flight Planning

at Whitehorse
May 28, 2012

Kluane Lake

Yukon

Rick & Tim

near Kluane Lake, Yukon

Tim

over Kluane Lake, Yukon

Approaching Beaver Creek

about to leave Canada
along The Alaska Highway

iPad entering Alaska

May 28, 2012

GPS entering Alaska


Northway, Alaska airport


Runway 5 Northway, AK

Cleared US Customs here

Tim at Northway, Alaska

May 28, 2012

Terrain on the GPS

The Mentasta Mountains, Alaska

Snow showers

in the Mentasta Mountains

iPad ForeFlight

showing our track through
the mountain passes

Suslota Pass

staying VFR

The Alaska Pipeline

near Gulkana

Tazlina Lake

and Glacier

Chugach Mountains


Matanuska Glacier


Tim

with the Chugach Mountains

Runway 15

Anchorage International Airport

Clearing the runway

Anchorage International Airport

Taxiway "Victor"

crosses Postmark Drive to
connect Anchorage Internatonal
Airport with the Lake Hood
Seaplane Base and gravel strip

Tim & Rick

arriving at Anchorage
May 28, 2012

Tim & Rick

Lake Hood 'Echo' parking
Anchorage - May 28, 2012
SPOT Adventures
track and photos:

here

Linda saying a sad goodbye
to our Skylane

June 27, 2014

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