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9 killed when float plane crashes in Misty Fjords

...Steenson said. Officials said an emergency locator transmitter activated in the Misty Fjords National Monument, and a helicopter pilot spotted the downed aircraft above Ella Lake, about 800 miles southeast of Anchorage.Promech Air, an airline based...
Recovery effort resumes after deadly plane crash

...Coast Guard received a report Thursday that the plane was overdue. An emergency locator transmitter activated and a helicopter pilot later spotted the downed aircraft above the lake about 800 miles southeast of Anchorage.Promech Air, an airline...
Idaho climbers rescued from Alaska mountain after avalanche

...shoulder of the 9,545-foot mountain.Park rangers flew by helicopter to the area after being notified. The helicopter pilot landed on a flat area and the climbers were flown out.
Becoming Alaskan: Living the heli-ski daydream

...Probably seeing that we would be there the rest of the day at the rate I was going, my guide worked out with the helicopter pilot that we would make the best landing surface possible and he would come to us. Bless his heart.Once home that evening...
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...
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...
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.
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...


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