Bush Pilot

Two Anchorage men were critically injured when a small plane flying over the Iron Dog snowmachine race crashed near Rainy Pass Lodge on Alaska's Iditarod Trail.Colleen Mondor
A small but dedicated and growing group of Alaskans is embracing paragliding -- some with motors, some without.Alli Harvey
In Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska pilot and lodge owner Paul Claus has cooked up an unusual aviation event that's an only-in-Alaska twist on the popular activity of geocaching.Colleen Mondor
Commentary: Through a lifetime of photographs, Bill Hess created a unique record of Arctic cultures -- even in his underwear.Charles Wohlforth
Have you ever waited for a plane to depart into the bush only to groan when a weather delay is announced? Do you vent your frustration on the customer service employees and the pilot? As a pilot, have you waivered in your decision to fly, only to have your mind changed by the people around you? These scenarios happen everyday in Alaska, but lately are receiving some increased scrutiny.Colleen Mondor

A new National Geographic film that includes footage shot in Alaska, "Living in the Age of Airplanes," is showing at the Anchorage Museum planetarium.

Colleen Mondor
Though it lasted for only a brief window of time, taking off from mud -- and landing on it -- was an important innovation in Alaska Bush flying.Colleen Mondor
Long an icon of Bush flying, the Otter has been involved in a string of high-profile crashes in recent years, prompting speculation that the plane itself might be dangerous. But a glance at an NTSB database tells a different story.Colleen Mondor

In his own words: Hear from a man who was supposed to be on the ill-fated Anchorage-based AWACS aircraft that crashed on Sept. 22, 1995, killing all 24 people aboard.

Scott Jensen,Sean Doogan

New Zealand filmmakers use a drone to capture unusual -- and unusually beautiful -- footage of Alaska's natural beauty.

Colleen Mondor
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