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Midnight Sun fly in July 6-9

Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:28 pm
by gear
This years Midnight sun fly in is July 6-9 in Yellowknife, NWT, Canada. This will be my fourth one attending and it's a great trip. The scenery on route is unmatched. They only do this every two years and I really look forward to it. We'll be heading up from Winnipeg with 3-4 planes and hope to see some of you there.

Garth

http://www.midnightsunflyin.com

Re: Midnight Sun fly in July 6-9

Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:01 am
by KlausNW
The other day a couple of us down south here in Juneau were remembering our summers in Fairbanks. Everyone should experience two weeks of no nights. I remember getting so tired, but so much was going on. I would pass out for two or three hours in the front seat of my truck then get up and get back at it. We would be water skiing and squinting because the sun was on the horizon at 3am.

Re: Midnight Sun fly in July 6-9

Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:55 pm
by BGH
Diane & I were hoping to make the trip from the left coast,would of been my second trip on webbed feet,first trip was on wheels in the late 90's.
Unfortunately Diane couldn't get the time off,the amphibs aren't installed on the 185 & I just had my right hand repaired by surgery so I'm off work for a bit thus stopping the cash flow.
Last time for me was 2003,had a great time.Got into back bay at 2am & Kirby brought us refreshments & then dropped us at our accomadations.
safe travels.

Daryl

Re: Midnight Sun fly in July 6-9

Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:03 pm
by BGH
Garth is your route planning a fuel stop at LaRonge or Lyn Lake?

Just curious.

Daryl

Re: Midnight Sun fly in July 6-9

Unread postPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 11:00 pm
by gear
BGH wrote:Garth is your route planning a fuel stop at LaRonge or Lyn Lake?

Just curious.

Daryl

I've been through La Ronge, as well as Flin Flon. Problems with La Ronge is that it is big water. You need to watch if south wind. There are some islands to tuck in behind for shelter, but also some rocks to watch for. The facility at Flin Flon is nice. The next stop is Uranium City which is decent although you should call ahead. When you ge there, you buzz the town and thats the call to get them to drive down to the dock to turn the pump on. You then go back with them in their vehicle to run your credit card, then they run you back to the plane. Not a big deal, just all part of the experience.

Last trip, we went through Thompson then up to Casba Lake in the territories. In Casba, fuel was $3.50 / litre or around $14 / gallon :shock:

This summer will be my fourth trip there - always look forward to it.

Garth