Luncheon flights to Caribou Lake Scenic Flights Over Glaciers Drop-off Flights For Skiers
Mail day at Big Creek in Idaho. Johnson Flying Service airplane. Picture by Jim Larkin
This picture was taken by some skiers I dropped off about 5,000 feet up on the icefield. That's the Beaver we used to fly, taken in 1976.
9084 taken on the airport in Homer in 1973, the last time I put it on skis.
An outing with the family Christmas Day 1968 at Caribou Lake.
I used to make the mail flights to the two native villages down the coast below Seldovia three days a week because I had the only plane on skis at that time...the 185 in the Xmas pic...It was a lot of hassle but satisfying. Finally with the oil money coming to the State the villages got snow removal equipment and my days of having the place to myself were over!
I landed at Port Graham one time and when I came to a stop I was in four feet of fluffy snow and a village kid popped up out of the snow ahead of me...the kids had been burrowing around under the fluffy snow like squirrels!.
I had just put a Robertson Conversion on the Cessna and I think that's the only reason I got out of there.
"I've flown planes most of my life, but seldom ever a flight like we had with you today. The scenery was spectacular, the hospitality great, and the piloting superb." Captain, Eastern Air Lines, retired.