This is Mike, one of our pilots. He is our second most senior employee. He has been with us for almost 10 years and has had some great adventures! One of the most notable adventures was a “quick” trip to Kaktovik to move a nuisance polar bear from the small town to its correct habitat. This bear had gotten used to ordering his meals at the Kaktovik garbage dump, which of course is bad for the bear and the small village. Mike flew 8 hours to get up there, worked with biologists to secure and sedate the bear and moved him back home via sling load, then promptly flew 8 hours back home! There are definitely some jobs that are worth writing home about- this was one of them.
PAHO is Homer, is where most of our Ranger’s live this is the route Mike traveled
Mike with the Polar Bear
The Polar Bear pretending to be Super man and going “up up and away!”