Fly with TAT - Wednesday, June 27, 2012
We dropped off our first NOVA raft trip to go down the Talkeetna river and through the canyon. While flying in and scouting the river, the Toilet Bowl was clear of logs and debris that proved to be a problem last year. Due to excessive snow levels, rain fall and gorgeous summer days this year, most rivers around the state are pretty high this year.
Looking to go into the Yellow Jacket strip this season? We can get you
there with our DeHavilland Beaver we have equipped with some fat Tundra
tires just for expeditions like this.
Fly TAT 1 - Friday, July 29, 2011
Come one, come all! Just come dressed up as a TV character. Think Jersey
Shore, Gilligan's Island, Fat Albert, The Office, The Lone Ranger,
MASH, Charlies Angels, Fantasy Island, Starsky and Hutch... the list can
go on and on.
Fly TAT 1 - Friday, July 22, 2011
We love accessorize it day!
Fly TAT 1 - Tuesday, July 19, 2011
We work hard to keep things running smooth around here...
Fly TAT 1 - Thursday, July 07, 2011
Check out the cool motorcycle one of our customers drove up in from California. What will they think of next?
Fly with TAT - Saturday, July 02, 2011
Team Salamander spent 10 fun days on the Pika, flying out July 1, 2011. Weather was in-and-out sun, allowing a total of 5 climbing days. The trend was toward evening clearing, with two days of full sun. The moats are in but with rain and warming things are quickly melting. There is still a decent snow bridge to the Gargoyle Buttress. The start of the first pitch had some ice which we attacked with ice axes (though one could climb with rock shoes and creative route finding). An Anchorage team replaced the webbing on the first 9 anchors last week. The Middle Troll has widening moats as well, but there are still a couple of intact bridges. The first 200' are loose gravel and boulders, and are not safe for more than one party to be on at a time. Lost Marsupials approach was straightforward. Summit ridge with corniced, soft snow. AMS arete approach without major crevasses, though the glaciers on either side are bare to the dust layer and snow cover melting fast.
Fly TAT 1 - Saturday, July 02, 2011
We don't waste any time!
Fly TAT 1 - Thursday, June 23, 2011
Climbers put to work when the pilot needs a good place to land.
This morning over 30 climbers were waiting for a pick up. This clamor of climbers paced the runway to pack down the fresh snow.
In order for to pick climbers up on glacier the planes need an area that is at least 1200 feet long.
Stomp Stomp Stomp...
National Park Service ranger John Loomis coordinated the quick stomp so the planes could get in and land at Kahiltna Base Camp.
Fly TAT 1 - Sunday, June 19, 2011
Come fly with us!
Fly TAT - Monday, June 06, 2011
It feels good to have clear blue skies again. The view coming into work today was spectacular. We've been flying all morning. Keep up the good thoughts for continued good weather.