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Wrangell Park Fly-In
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Greetings,
 
Hope everyone is excited for the Wrangell Park Fly-In this weekend!  Sounds like weather is going to be excellent so no excuses not to come if you can get away!  Bring the family, bring a friend, bring the dog, or just come by yourself!
 
While I may possibly be heading out Thursday evening, the plan is for everyone to meet up on Friday at May Creek (MYK).  For those of you that haven't been to the park before, it is roughly a 2 hour flight from Anchorage to May Creek.  I would plan to make a quick stop in Gulkana and fill up at the self service fuel pump.  That will give plenty of fuel for any playing on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.  If anyone gets in a fuel bind then there are options and I plan to carry a couple fuel bags with me as well.  But again, best practice is to stop in Gulkana first.
 
Plan is to tent camp by our planes on the grass strip so bring your best tent and sleeping bag.  As for food and drinks, please plan to bring enough for your party.  I'm fairly certain that no one will go hungry if something gets left behind but always nice to have options.  I am bringing a grill and small coleman stove and happy to share everything I have.  There is a creek close by so if you run low on water its a short hike to re-supply.  There is a public use cabin and outhouse there as well.  
 
I will be around tomorrow and Thursday so if anyone has any last minute questions, call me on my cell.  AT&T coverage doesn't typically work out there but Verizon sometimes does.  I have also included my satellite phone number in the event that we're already in the park with no coverage.
 
Here's to a great showing and safe flying!!!
 
Best Regards,
 
Stephen Ratcliff
Cell - (907) 433-9738
Sat - 1 (480) 768-2500 + 8816-3167-3757
 
For those of you interested in in attending our 1st Annual Alaska Fly-In, detail are below:
 
Who:  All International 180/185 Club Skywagon Pilots
What:  Wrangell Park Fly-In
When:  June 10 – June 12, 2016
Where:  May Creek – Wrangell-St. Elias Park, Alaska (MYK)
How:  Fly-In to May Creek Strip for a Fun Filled Weekend in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
 
Plan to come for the weekend and enjoy an adventure filled time with a camp out at May Creek Strip.  May Creek is a grass strip, roughly 2,700’ in length, with a park service cabin and mail cabin on the south end.  Tent camping is welcome and preferred.  We will plan to make a trip to nearby McCarthy, with an option to hike up to Kennicott Copper Mine and Root Glacier.  For those that have never been there before, it is a trip back in time!
 
Additionally, we will make a flight around the park and for those comfortable on the smaller strips, a stop by the Nizina River and Glacier.  For those interested in more details, please contact Stephen Ratcliff at 907.433.9738 or email at stephenratcliff@hotmail.com.
 
Thanks and look forward to the Fly-In!
 
 
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