Iditarod Flying Requires Plans A, B, C and Maybe a Few More

Over the past few days, as a dreaded Bering Sea storm moved north, all Iditarod flying felt the consequences. Dog food deliveries arrived late to checkpoints. Officials and race-watchers were grounded. And it hammered home the old Alaska flying adage, “If you don’t like the weather, just wait” while reminding everyone how dependent “The Last Great Race” is on aviation.Earlier this week, we were pleased our airplane was tied down on the exposed Anvik airstrip firmly enough to withstand a hurricane. But at 2 a.m. Thursday, when Martin Buser arrived in the village and sat down to a five-course gourmet dinner as the first musher to the Yukon River, the wind was dead calm.Read more here:


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