Loggers v. Lumberjacks
Turns out, at least in SE Alaska, there is a big difference between loggers and lumberjacks. Loggers are the doers—out there actually cutting down trees—and lumberjacks are the professional timber athletes who can do everything a logger does only with much lighter equipment and at ten times the speed.
Flightseeing: Ketchikan, Alaska
Hop in a floatplane and take a tour of Misty Fjords National Monument in this beautiful video that showcases some of the most beautiful sights on Earth.
Lost in Ketchikan? We will find you!
Hiking in Ketchikan is one of the best outdoor activities there is. In this informative video, members of Ketchikan’s Search and Rescue team give tips and strategies on how to make your hike successful. Tip #1: Stay on the trail!
Tongass Trees: A Tutorial
The Tongass National Forest is full of Sitka spruce and red and yellow cedar. Learn how to identify these trees and then discover how they’re used in the marketplace.
First Flights: Learning to Fly in Ketchikan
SE Alaska’s weather and terrain makes it an especially challenging place to fly, especially in an occupation where you learn by doing. Hear from Ketchikan’s bush pilots about how they learned the ins and outs of flying in Ketchikan.
Glassy Water Landing: Ketchikan, Alaska
One of the most challenging maneuvers for a seaplane pilot is to land his or her aircraft on a glassy sea. Hear some of the best floatplane pilots in the world talk about the intricacies of landing on a mirror-like surface.