Wendell Folks Alaska Trip - Page 12.
July 22, 2007: Day 3 continues into Canada
as the Cessna 182 approaches Whitecourt, Alberta seen here on the right side of the
airplane just over five miles away to the northeast. Wendell and Terry took
virtually identical pictures of the town.
Wendell took this picture showing the McLeod River that joins the Athabasca
River at the city. This photo is taken while flying the base leg on approach to the
Whitecourt Airport up ahead and to the left, out of this picture.
Here is the final approach shot to Whitecourt Airport. Take notice of the
two pairs of visual approach slope indicator (VASI) lights on the LEFT side of the runway
near this end.
This is Wendell's photo with a view of the fuel ramp at Whitecourt. The
GPS data point shows the airplane shut down on the ramp for fuel at 12:19 PM Mountain Time
here at Whitecourt. Terry said they did not go for lunch, but just ate some snacks.
He indicated they kept a cooler accessible in the back seat with cold drinks in it.
A can of nuts was Terry's snack of choice, but Wendell had several bags of peanut
M&M's which they both shared from time to time.
Again, the difference in the exposure settings of the two digital cameras
becomes evident in this photo taken by Terry.
Terry also turned his camera in other directions to give us an idea of the ramp
here at Whitecourt. This is looking southeast in the direction from which they
landed upon arrival. Runway 29 is the thin white line in front of the trees seen
just to the left of the twin-engine airplane near the middle of the photo. Look at
the grass on the left side of the ramp down by the twin and beyond the end of the ramp
also left of the twin. Can you see the two pairs of VASI lights? Look for
boxes, not lights. The lights only shine upward toward approaching airplanes.
This view is looking northwest parallel to runway 11-29, which is the only
runway here at Whitecourt. Terry took this photo looking forward from just behind
the right wing of the Cessna 182. Look just past the right side of that yellow fuel
truck at the other end of the ramp. That white thing before the trees is a VOR
transmitter operating on 112.5 MHz.
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