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Flying high in Southeast Alaska: Island Air over Prince of Wales

  • Author: Katie Medred
  • Updated: June 30, 2016
  • Published August 8, 2012

Part II: Picking up from "Flying a Caravan IFR in Southeast Alaska, Part 1," Adrian Loehr goes through flight simulation instruction with crew members of Island Air Express. Loehr writes:

This video (shot in April 2012) includes a look at the Island Air Express operation in Klawock, and a walkththrough of a Garrett-powered Cessna Caravan. Among other things, you’ll hear about:

  • The difference between the Texas Turbine Conversions and Aero Twin Garrett engine conversions
  • The differences and benefits of a Garrett engine on a Caravan vs. a PT6
  • The features and benefits of the Chelton 3D synthetic vision avionics
Click here and scroll down to watch the video.

"If you want to get a sense of what it’s like to fly around Southeast," Loehr writes, "Mike says the add-ons to get for Flight Simulator X are as follows..."

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