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May 23, 2007

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Bill Brandt

Thanks for posting these beautiful pictures Shawn. In forwarding your URL I mention that one of my most memorable flights in Alaska 4-5 years ago was leaving from Talkeetna (sp?) in a bush plane and flying around Denali. The pilot said that he worked in No CA in all but the summer months and then went to Alaska for the summer. I am sure it was a Cessna 185. Of that flight (I remember the glacier you showed) what really stood out was this 4,000' sheer cliff that, against the size of Denali, looked almost minuscule. Then we saw a few dots who turned out to be climbers.

You bush pilots are among the top on my opinion. I remember flying in the South Island of NZ to this remote spot and while descending noted trees 30' to my left and canyon rock 30-50' to the right. You guys have to know weather far better than most pilots because you are so close to it.

Well, enough rambling....nice pictures...

Buz Allen

Thank You Shaun!!! For taking the time to narrate and arrange these gorgeous photos. I flew a Mooney up to Merrill Field Aug. 2005 and spent a month ferrying people to Denali ie. Talkeetna and didn't get the pictures you have so brillantly captured and Shared with the rest of us!! Thanks Again!!!

Todd

Talkeetna is a great Alaskan village. I love the history of Don Sheldon as well. His book is a must for any aviation enthusiast.

Todd

Talkeetna is a great Alaskan village. I love the history of Don Sheldon as well. His book is a must for any aviation enthusiast.

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