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Aviation company inspires rural Alaska students

...said Tanalian Aviation Chief Pilot Mark Barker. "Just think if one of the kids in the villages could become a helicopter pilot or any pilot? They know the terrain, they know the village, and they know the people, and it would give the kids...
'Night Flights' flying over Juneau next Friday

...turn their lights on, the show gets even better," he said. "They definitely stand out."Carroll has been a helicopter pilot for Coastal for eight years and has piloted helicopters for the Night Flights event for most of them."It's just...
Text message helps searchers locate lost hiker

...texted a picture of his location to Juneau-based trooper Christopher Umbs, who showed it to Temsco base manager and helicopter pilot Main.Main instantly recognized the area as Middle Basin, one of the drainages off Heintzelman Ridge that feeds...
Name of helicopter pilot killed in crash released

ANCHORAGE - Anchorage police have released the name of the pilot of a helicopter that crashed at the Birchwood Airport in Chugiak. Police say the pilot was 62-year-old Thomas Moore of Anchorage.
We'd be lost without you, Ki

...searchers that Weyhrauch had been found. Radach said he could not be heard on the radio due to the chatter of the helicopter pilots, and that he was shooting flares but no one saw them.Finally, he got in touch with his boss on his cell phone...
Hundreds get unique view of Juneau with 'Night Flights'

...the fuel and personnel costs to operate the helicopters for the event were donated. Regular rates for renting a helicopter, pilot and getting the fuel run $1,800 per hour, according to Mike Rawson, the director of operations for Coastal...
Vietnam vet spends summer fighting fires

...said Ken Carlton, contract helicopter pilot for the Division of Forestry...Kenai Peninsula and Kodiak as a helicopter pilot who flies firefighters and their...Most of the fire fighting helicopter pilots, by the time they get to this...
My Turn: Defining assault weapons, and the real reasons some oppose new gun range

...Smetzer's hyperbole is related to a new shooting range in Juneau.? Swanson has lived in Juneau since 1969. Have served on the Airport Board for many years, he was a military helicopter pilot since 1965, is retired and lives in Juneau.
Rescue dogs 'build confidence' working with Sitka-based Jayhawk crew

...A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew from Sitka came to Juneau to offer the training free of charge. One of the helicopter pilots, Commander Pete Melnick, noted it was also beneficial to them to meet the dogs and handlers. The last time they...
Rescuer reunites with near drowning victim

...Guard, going on active duty as an infantry officer conducting training at Fort Lewis then undergoing training as a helicopter pilot and flying Cobra gunships in Vietnam.After concluding his military service in 1971, Rothfuss returned to Ketchikan...


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