An Overcast Anchorage Flyout to an Amazing Alaska Approach into Adak

Yesterday I participated in the Anchorage Flyout, it was great to be a part of and my route to PADK (Adak, Alaska) had some truly amazing views. Adak Airport is the Westernmost airport in the US with commercial service as Alaska Airlines flies their 737s in twice a week from PANC. Adak is out on the Aleutian Islands and is almost 1200 miles away from Anchorage. Flight time was 2 hours and 25 minutes. Thanks to @CaptainMerka and @Butter_Boi for setting this up!

Participants

Set Up By: @Captain_Merka and @Butter_Boi
ATC by: @Abudy and @Key
Pilots: @KGJT-9149 @Pingu @Thunderbolt @JuanCrafter_Pro @MonkeyManofLife @Captain_luis @Butter_Boi @Spencer_Clark @ranchracer @NathanD @rockpapernuke @meowmixin @DanyyRude @anon45500775 @JerseyAnt @LongHaulGuy @Helicopterzzz @Elliott @PlaneFlyer @anon41771314 @BadPlane @Kansas_Scotty
These Were All That Signed Up, I don’t know if everybody made it to the Flyout, but I know most did

The tails of Alaskan 737’s At terminal C The 737’s At Terminal C were headed to Adak, AK (Me), Barrow, AK, Juneau, AK, Seattle, and two off to Los Angeles “Alaska 126 Cleared For Takeoff Runway 33, Caution Wake Turbulence Following Heavy MD-11” The First views of Mountains as we approach our cruising altitude of 38,000 feet
An Asiana A380 crosses behind us on his way to LAX from Seoul Descending past the many mountains on the arc of the Aleutian Islands Approaching runway 36 which requires a very difficult 100 degree turn on final approach. (As I typed this I learned that Runway 36 is now permanently closed) And yes that is the runway down there A late touchdown in Adak so we used the whole 7500 foot runway
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YOOOO!!! I love all the photos, THESE ARE PERFECT DUDE!!

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Haha, thank you!

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Amazing pictures! Love the clouds, looks like a fun approach lol.

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Great photos, it was a great event!

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I was the 747 in the third photo

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I was the 737 behind @anon45500775.

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It’s a fun approach but a pretty stressful one too!

On no I missed this yesterday!! I was stationed at NAS Adak
in the early 90’s. I was an USN Aviation Electronics Technician at Naval Air Station Adak, was my first duty station The M.A.C. flight into Adak , “The Birthplace of the Winds” and Shemya was always an interesting, and quite frankly an unerving ride! Reeve Aleutian Airlines had the M.A.C. (Military Airlift Command) contract during my first year on the Adak , and they flew an old Lockheed L188 “Super Electra” in a “combi” setup, half passengers, half cargo. When I first walked up to the the Reeve L188 sitting on the ramp at Elmendorf AFB , I thought this has to be a mistake, lol ! OMG !
This can’t be the plane we’re about to fly over the tallest mountains in North America, and the across the cold cold Bering Sea! I was expecting a Military aircraft! Something built AFTER I was born! Lol! Thank God Reeve pilots were notoriously rugged Alaskan bush pilots, who could put planes down in almost any condition. Reeve Aleutian later lost the M.A.C. contract to an outfit named “Mark Air” who flew the daily M.A.C. flight to Adak and Shemya with a modern combi 737-800 . However Reeve Aleutian still operated a weekly public flight between Adak and Seattle using 1 of their 2 B727-200’s.

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The first photo 😍😍

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Just a few Pics of NAS Adak, and me as a young AT Airman Apprentice, with my young son in adak.

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I SEE MY SELF, In the pic where your takeing off look to the colum holding short and you see a 747-8 carrying Anime

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That’s REALLY cool!

I hope ATC was okay! It got a bit confusing at times with some people turning before I could vector them on the correct departure.

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Amazing! Wow!

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Nice pictures!

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Very nice shots, the last one and the one including the Asiana A380 being especially great! Thanks for sharing!

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You did a great job for me!

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Seeing the A380 was cool for me to see too!

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The angle of the shot for the B737 is suiting the aircraft exceptionally well too, well done!

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