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bc
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Posts: 8543

This is where the Pilot Reports are posted by you, the EPOCH Alaska Air Iditarod pilot. While this does not equate into any form of official tally (points, bucks, ebucks etc.) it makes for great reading by all of us, bragging rights for you and a way to participate in a quasi-real-world activity that is a requirement post-flight.

Please see the Overview Notes regarding Dispatches and Pireps for an understanding of their uses.


PIREP Format (optional):


Dispatch Number:

Aircraft Type:

Load Type/Weight:

Departure From:

Waypoint Legs (Landings & Takeoffs only)

Final Arrival At:

Overall Flight Time:

Flight Plan Closed at: HH:MM (AKST or AKDT (when applicable))

Notes: (Optional)


Posting will open below when the EPOCH Alaska Air's 2018 Iditarod Adventure begins.


Cheers,

bc

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6 strings, 9 cylinders, 2 Manx cats: Life's Good!

March 1, 2018 at 11:02 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Alaskadad
Member
Posts: 1690

Dispatch Number: 0301P

Aircraft Type: C206

Load Type/Weight: 1 crew, 5 pax +gear/bags (1285 lbs.)

Departure From: PAMR

Waypoint Legs  PASX

Final Arrival At: PAMR

Overall Flight Time: 1 hr

Flight Plan Closed at: 7:30 AKST

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"Keep the Pointy End Forward and Sunny Side Up"

March 3, 2018 at 9:54 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Alaskadad
Member
Posts: 1690

Dispatch Number: 0301 

Aircraft Type: C180

Load Type/Weight: 1 crew, 1 pax (145 lbs.)

Departure From: PAMR

Waypoint Legs 4901, PAFR, PABV, 14AK, PAWS,4902, PAFR

Final Arrival At: PAMR

Overall Flight Time: 1 1/2 hr

Flight Plan Closed at: 9:15 AKST

Notes: Line 6 on dispatch has PAWS labeled as Willow. It is Wasilla.

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"Keep the Pointy End Forward and Sunny Side Up"

March 3, 2018 at 1:47 PM Flag Quote & Reply

ottopilot9
Member
Posts: 1139

Dispatch Number: 0302P (POP-UP)

Aircraft Type: DC-3

Load Type/Weight: 450# gear

Departure From: CYXQ

Waypoint Legs (Landings & Takeoffs only)

Final Arrival At: PAMR

Overall Flight Time: 2 hour 30 minutes

Flight Plan Closed at: HH:MM (AKST or AKDT (when applicable)) 1400

Notes: none

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March 3, 2018 at 5:57 PM Flag Quote & Reply

bc
Site Owner
Posts: 8543

Dispatch Number: 0304

Aircraft Type: A1A Aviat Husky

Load Type/Weight: Boxes

Departure From: PAMR

Waypoint Legs (Landings & Takeoffs only) PAUO (4902), 4903 w/sleds-markers

Final Arrival At: PAMR

Overall Flight Time: 1.3

Flight Plan Closed at: 14:07 (AKST or AKDT (when applicable))

Notes: (Optional) - 430# Overweight @PAMR, 98# @PAUO. No issues. No tattling please.

- Departed with 1.5 fuel. Refueled w/ extra 1.0 hrs. at PAUO.

- Picked up snow after Yentna w/3m vis. Ceiling at 1,200' ASL. Bumpy turbulence.

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6 strings, 9 cylinders, 2 Manx cats: Life's Good!

March 3, 2018 at 6:07 PM Flag Quote & Reply

ottopilot9
Member
Posts: 1139

Dispatch Number: 0403

Aircraft Type: Cessna 185

Load Type/Weight: 450# gear

Departure From: PAMR

Waypoint Legs (Landings & Takeoffs only) PASW / 4904

Final Arrival At: PAUO / 4902

Overall Flight Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Flight Plan Closed at: HH:MM (AKST or AKDT (when applicable)) 0950

Notes: generated meter file with xp10


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March 4, 2018 at 9:20 AM Flag Quote & Reply

ottopilot9
Member
Posts: 1139

Dispatch Number: 0401

Aircraft Type: Cessna 172

Load Type/Weight: 185# pax+gear

Departure From: PAUO/4902

Waypoint Legs (Landings & Takeoffs only)

Final Arrival At: 6AK / 4906

Overall Flight Time: 45 minutes

Flight Plan Closed at: HH:MM (AKST or AKDT (when applicable)) 1045

Notes: generated meter file with xp10

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March 4, 2018 at 1:50 PM Flag Quote & Reply

ottopilot9
Member
Posts: 1139

Dispatch Number: 0411

Aircraft Type: DC3

Load Type/Weight: 3000# pax+gear

Departure From: PAMR

Waypoint Legs (Landings & Takeoffs only) PAUO / 4902

Final Arrival At: PAMR

Overall Flight Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Flight Plan Closed at: HH:MM (AKST or AKDT (when applicable)) 1625

Notes: generated meter file with xp10

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March 4, 2018 at 8:26 PM Flag Quote & Reply

ottopilot9
Member
Posts: 1139

Dispatch Number: 0411

Aircraft Type: DHC4 Caribou

Load Type/Weight: 4000# gear

Departure From: Yentna / 4903

Waypoint Legs (Landings & Takeoffs only) Rainy Pass / 4906

Final Arrival At: Skwentna PASW / 4904

Overall Flight Time: 1 hour 05 minutes

Flight Plan Closed at: HH:MM (AKST or AKDT (when applicable)) 11:47

Notes: generated meter file with xp10

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March 5, 2018 at 11:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

ottopilot9
Member
Posts: 1139

Dispatch Number: 0511

Aircraft Type: DC3

Load Type/Weight: 3400# gear

Departure From: Willow / 4902

Waypoint Legs (Landings & Takeoffs only) Wasilla PAWS

Final Arrival At: Finger Lake / 4905

Overall Flight Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Flight Plan Closed at: HH:MM (AKST or AKDT (when applicable)) 1530

Notes: generated metar file with xp10

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March 5, 2018 at 7:33 PM Flag Quote & Reply

ottopilot9
Member
Posts: 1139

Dispatch Number: 0601P

Aircraft Type: Huskey

Load Type/Weight: 240# gear

Departure From: Willow / 4902

Waypoint Legs (Landings & Takeoffs only)

Final Arrival At: McGrath / 4909

Overall Flight Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

Flight Plan Closed at: HH:MM (AKST or AKDT (when applicable)) 10:15

Notes: generated metar file with xp10. Followed the trail is why it took so long.

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March 6, 2018 at 1:05 PM Flag Quote & Reply

ottopilot9
Member
Posts: 1139

Dispatch Number: 0607

Aircraft Type: Huskey

Load Type/Weight: 240# 1pax + gear

Departure From: Skwentna / 4904

Waypoint Legs (Landings & Takeoffs only)

Final Arrival At: Rainy / 4906

Overall Flight Time: 0 hour 50 minutes

Flight Plan Closed at: HH:MM (AKST or AKDT (when applicable)) 12:08

Notes: generated metar file with xp10

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March 6, 2018 at 5:44 PM Flag Quote & Reply

ottopilot9
Member
Posts: 1139

Dispatch Number: 0605

Aircraft Type: C-185

Load Type/Weight: 405# 4pax (3 are pups) + gear

Departure From: Finger / 4905

Waypoint Legs (Landings & Takeoffs only)

Final Arrival At: PAMR

Overall Flight Time: 0 hour 50 minutes

Flight Plan Closed at: HH:MM (AKST or AKDT (when applicable)) 13:20

Notes: generated metar file with xp10

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March 6, 2018 at 8:22 PM Flag Quote & Reply

bc
Site Owner
Posts: 8543

Dispatch Number: 0609

Aircraft Type: dHC-4 Caribou

Load Type/Weight: 5450#

Departure From: PASW Skwentna (4904)

Waypoint Legs (Landings & Takeoffs only)

Final Arrival At: 4908 Nikolai

Overall Flight Time: 1.1 hrs.

Flight Plan Closed at: 1831 AKST

Notes: (Optional): Mighty shady here at Nikolai. With overcast and less that 30 mins until sunset.

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6 strings, 9 cylinders, 2 Manx cats: Life's Good!

March 6, 2018 at 10:36 PM Flag Quote & Reply

ottopilot9
Member
Posts: 1139

Dispatch Number: 0704

Aircraft Type: C-185

Load Type/Weight: 635# 7 pups + gear

Departure From: Rohn / 4905

Waypoint Legs (Landings & Takeoffs only)

Final Arrival At: PAMR

Overall Flight Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Flight Plan Closed at: HH:MM (AKST or AKDT (when applicable)) 09:40

Notes: Have generated metar file with xp10 but it doesn't seem right so am taking readings from sky vector to approximate wx

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March 7, 2018 at 2:20 PM Flag Quote & Reply

gofigure
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Posts: 3143

Dispatch Number: 0701P-1

Aircraft Type: C-182 

Load Type/Weight: 1 Passenger

Departure From: Iditarod 4905 Finger Lake 

Waypoint Legs (Landings & Takeoffs only) 4907 Rohn 

Final Arrival At: Return to Rohn 

Overall Flight Time: 1 hour 

Flight Plan Closed at: HH:MM (AKST or AKDT (when applicable)) 

Notes: Successfully located Man, Snow Machine, Dog Sled Team & Bison on Trail. Flew yesterday, no time to post. 

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March 8, 2018 at 8:55 AM Flag Quote & Reply

ottopilot9
Member
Posts: 1139

Dispatch Number: 0801

Aircraft Type: C-185Load Type/Weight: 8500# 37 pax + bags

Departure From: Nikolai 4908

Waypoint Legs (Landings & Takeoffs only) Ophir 4911

Final Arrival At: McGrath PAMC

Overall Flight Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Flight Plan Closed at: HH:MM (AKST or AKDT (when applicable)) 0817 AKST

Notes: Had to go back to v10 so no snow on the ground but real wx so snow in the air :)

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March 8, 2018 at 11:49 AM Flag Quote & Reply

ottopilot9
Member
Posts: 1139

Dispatch 0801 above Weight should be 635# 3pax.

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March 8, 2018 at 12:38 PM Flag Quote & Reply

ottopilot9
Member
Posts: 1139

Dispatch Number: 0701P

Aircraft Type: C-185

Load Type/Weight: 410# 1 obs

Departure From: Finger 4905

Waypoint Legs (Landings & Takeoffs only) Rohn 4907

Final Arrival At: Rohn 4907

Overall Flight Time: 1 hour

Flight Plan Closed at: HH:MM (AKST or AKDT (when applicable)) 1000 AKST

Notes: This works with the correct scenery. Advise caution when near the buffalo for teams in the area. They are just looking for food right now and don't seem agitated.

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March 8, 2018 at 1:40 PM Flag Quote & Reply

ottopilot9
Member
Posts: 1139

Dispatch Number: 0802

Aircraft Type: C-206

Load Type/Weight: 505# 3pax

Departure From: McGrath

Waypoint Legs (Landings & Takeoffs only)

Final Arrival At: Anvik 4914

Overall Flight Time: 1 hour

Flight Plan Closed at: HH:MM (AKST or AKDT (when applicable)) 1100 AKST

Notes: We might not actually have a 206 in the inventory.

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March 8, 2018 at 3:39 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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