Seldovia Golden Hour Flight

By Rob Olsen-Drye


After taking off from Homer Alaska, a quick 15 minutes of beach and mountain cruising in my Piper Pacer brought me to the small village of Seldovia. The airstrip is less than 2,000 ft long It's covered in snow and ice and has water on both ends. The quickly rising terrain to the East helped cause a bit of a crosswind and some turbulence on approach and departure. It is important to keep your pilot skills sharp and practice like this is the best way to do so. Nothing beats blue skies and sunshine in the middle of a true Alaskan winter.



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