Becoming Alaskan: Living the heli-ski daydream

...massive snow spines. After exiting the helicopter at the top of the peak, I'd spend...films as they make their way to the helicopter. They're carrying all their gear...a version of it. I showed up at the helicopter pad, slung low with all my gear and...
FAA, Anchorage police investigate drone complaints

...ANCHORAGE - Federal aviation authorities are investigating claims by Eagle River residents that a drone equipped with a helicopter has followed children and hovered near homes.Anchorage police are also looking into the matter this week after receiving...
Search for missing family comes to grim end

...near Wildwood Correction Center.When the family disappeared, authorities conducted a massive search using airplanes, helicopters and dogs. It covered a wide area around the family's home, and divers at one point searched a pond. Twenty agencies...
Sidelined helicopter disrupts service to remote village

...for three weeks because a designated helicopter was sidelined by maintenance work...Diomede Island, Russia.The Erickson helicopter was in Anchorage for maintenance when...Portland, Oregon. Elliott said a backup helicopter also had maintenance issues."In recognition...
Budget proposal could ground some aircraft

...out Thursday could wind up grounding two search and rescue helicopters and a plane capable of prisoner and personnel transports...Folger left open the possibility that smaller department helicopters not intended for search and rescue could be used, depending...
State | AK legislature
Major piece of anti-IS strategy is stalled

...whether he considered those assurances credible, Dempsey said, "They seemed credible today."Dempsey noted that during his helicopter flight over Baghdad he saw worrisome signs of Iranian influence. He spotted "a plethora of flags" at checkpoints and elsewhere...
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A cup of joe for a good cause that will be held at Salt during those times. The silent auction includes artwork, tours for whale watching and helicopter rides to Take Glacier, and other items donated by local businesses.Can't make it out of the house on Saturday? You can...
Flipping Douglas Island was made official in 1981.Goldbelt logged a portion of West Douglas in the early 2000s, using cables attached to helicopters to remove trees from the forest. That had a lesser impact on the environment than clear-cutting it would have, and one...
Italian tourist killed by piece of glacier Alaska. Guides had taken seven members of the party to the backcountry by helicopter to go skiing.The party was later taken to the glacier site by helicopter. Troopers spokeswoman Beth Ipsen said the group began gathering for a photo...
Free safety workshop for commercial fishermen

...emergency beacons), flares, maydays, man-overboard recovery and firefighting, immersion suits and PFDs, emergency drills, helicopter rescue, life rafts and abandon ship procedures.The workshop meets the training requirements for documented commercial fishing...


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