A trip to Alaska
20 November 2010 | Kodiak Alaska
Honoree/ chilly 30 and sunny
It was my first flight in a Coast Guard C130. Walt didn't prepare me for what was ahead. He had been on plenty before. "Oh it has seats," he said as we boarded, pleasantly surprised. My first hint that this wasn't an ordinary flight was the passing out of ear plugs and the lack of a safety briefing which we had about memorized anyway from our last three flights getting to Anchorage. After waiting hours in the passenger terminal, we were instructed we would take off soon if the heavy winds abated and then try to land in Kodiak. If we were unable to land, we would return to Anchorage and try again the next day. We successfully made the flight without incident. The crates/pallets were unloaded full of packages from shopping and our luggage.
Certainly a great way to start our Alaskan adventure.