A National Park Service video lets you see the nation's largest national park through the eyes of one of its bush pilots, a man who grew up homesteading in the park and began flying in its backcountry at the age of 16.

Colleen Mondor
COMMENTARY: Aircraft accidents rarely happen for a single reason. Usually they are the result of a cascade of factors.Colleen Mondor
In a state as big as Alaska, there's a lot of land to go missing in. Over the years, dozens of aircraft have disappeared into the wilderness, and only some have ever been found.Colleen Mondor
As survival tales go, First Lt. Leon Crane's WWII story is epic, which makes it all the more surprising that it is so little known in Alaska.Colleen Mondor
Elodea, an aggressive invasive plant, was discovered this month in the lake used by hundreds of floatplanes, raising fears that it will be spread to multiple sites within flying reach. Yereth Rosen
When the debate over public broadcasting comes up, defenders are quick to turn to a few popular standbys -- like children's program "Sesame Street" -- to fight possible cuts. But in Alaska, there are other programs catering to underserved demographics, like pilots, that also face elimination.Colleen Mondor
With the opening of a Flight Standards District Office in Mat-Su, the agency formally moves beyond the Alaska's three major cities.Colleen Mondor
As part of the FAA's ongoing transition to the NextGen satellite-based air traffic system, it has proposed eliminating 28 redundant or under-utilized instrument approaches in Alaska, and it wants to hear from pilots in the state about the possible changes.Colleen Mondor
Urban Rahoi was back in a B-17 Friday, and while he would have much preferred to be at the controls of the Flying Fortress above the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the veteran Fairbanks flier settled for a place as a passenger in the “Arsenal of Democracy” tour marking the anniversary of the end of fighting in Europe during World War II.Dermot Cole
While an investigative document dump in April shed light on some of the factors behind a fatal 2013 crash in rural Alaska, the hard truth of the matter is that the crash was just one in a line of similar crashes that have been taking place for decades.Colleen Mondor