Flying to Wales. Russia Sighting!

Journal entry (10/1/13):

Happy October 1st! I’m so stoked–I’m going to the village of Wales today!

Before the flight, I ran a few errands around Nome before my flight, picked up my special order of fresh-made rolls of sushi and donuts for the health aids. 🙂 Then I finished packing it all in and drove off to the airport. I arrived at a little hangar/terminal for Bering Air—it looks like the hangars in PNG for AirLink or Tel Air. Bering Air Hangar

Around noon we boarded a Cessna Caravan 208B
Cessna Caravan 208and took off for Wales! I haven’t been in a cessna for a while.

Ahhhh I love flying so much! Can’t wait to get my pilot’s license! 🙂


The flight was beautiful, we soared over snow-capped hill-mountains and the tundra. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe rivers that flow the tundra reflected the deep blue sky. I felt so lucky to have such an amazingly clear day to fly on!



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We also flew over King Island—where the writer Paul Tiulana was from. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Icing time!

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We stopped at an old mining town, which has since become an Airforce station in Tin “City” to drop off military personnel and supplies.

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You are looking at Tin “City” (Don’t ask me where, because I don’t see it either!!!) 🙂

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Then we hopped around the mountain between Tin City and Wales and landed on an astoundingly clear day for this area. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

We got to see Little Diomede, Big Diomede and the snow-capped mountains— of Siberia, Russia from the plane!

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Little Diomede (USA) sits in front of Big Diomede (Russia), and the snow capped mountains off to the right are in Siberia, Russia!

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Windblown tundra:

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wind barriers don’t stand a chance!

The whole flight and layover in Tin City took about 1.5 hours.

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Village of Wales tucked at the foot of the hill separating it from Tin City

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4 thoughts on “Flying to Wales. Russia Sighting!

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  2. great pictures and story.

    can’t wait to get your pilot’s license? awesome!

    flying was one of the main reasons i moved up here! it’s purportedly (and i have no reason to doubt) one of the best places in the world to learn to fly. and there are planes everywhere :).

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