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 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
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
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
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
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