Wendell Folks Alaska Trip - Page 33.
July 24, 2007: Day 5 continues north and
west following the Alaska Highway. Terry takes the first picture of the airport at
Northway, Alaska. This is a mandatory stop to clear US customs upon arrival from
One more telephoto shot from Terry's camera of the usable runway at Northway
As usual, Wendell has the wide-angle shot giving the big picture of the
approach to Northway.
This is Wendell's normal approach photo showing the abandoned end of the runway
due to earthquake damage. There is still 3,000 feet of usable runway down at the
I cropped the original photo above without any compression to get this
"close-up" of the airport runway.
Both Terry and Wendell took photos of this sign at the Northway Airport.
They have come down in elevation from their path in Canada. Northway is
listed at 1,720 feet above sea level.
Wendell took this photo of the airport area. I haven't asked him why yet,
but I see the US flag is centered in the picture. I always feel good seeing the
"Stars and Stripes" when I return from a foreign business trip.
This refueling photo on the ramp is not Wendell's airplane. Notice the
funnel in the fuel tank with the chamois cloth filtering the AVGAS as it goes into the
tank. Terry asked about how much fuel was in the main tank and discovered they were
down to the bottom of the tank, nearly empty. The amount of contaminants down there
was not worth the risk to take on fuel at Northway. The GPS data reports only 2
hours 33 minutes from Whitehorse to Northway, so they decided to press on toward Anchorage
and buy fuel somewhere with more fuel and less possibilities of getting contaminants.
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