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Just got word that I need to head back to work for a couple weeks in late December...so I’m mentally preparing for it...❄️😬 . This photo is from October, right before it really started snowing. It will be a magical winter wonderland when I return!✨❄️ . This time of year in Alaska is not only cold, but it’s dark too. The shortest day of the year is December 21st...winter solstice. In Valdez, on that day, the sun will rise at 10:00am and set at 3:30. And since I only fly during daylight hours, that means I will have just 5.5 hours of potential work each day...😂 . Hmmm, whatever shall I do with my time???🤔🧘‍♀️ . I’ll be well south of the arctic circle. Everything north of the arctic circle won’t even have a sun rise. . Just some fun facts about #Alaska for ya! . Staying warm in @alpnrock 💙 #alaskapilot #alpnrock #theplayfulyogipilot #femalepilot #as350 #helicopter #helicopterpilot

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We fly a lot of very remote area missions, so having survival gear is a must. The Rescue Ruck by @preciseflight flight is our favorite and we don’t go anywhere without it! _ Fly pretty out there and Happy Thanksgiving! _ #survivalgear #rescueruck #pilotlife #helicopterpilot #alaskapilot #pilot #aviation #femalepilot #rotorcraftpro #verticalmag

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What s lovely plane - Cessna 180 Skywagon at Netherthorpe UK. Are UK pilots getting the appetite for STOL flying? I hope so... #stol #backcountrypilot #outbackpilot #flyers #cessnaskywagon #alaskapilot

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Hey everyone! I’m Carly, a senior here at APU, where I also serve as the student body Vice President. 🙋🏽 • • • • Amidst a 21 credit semester, I will always make time for marathon training, good books, and happy people. I have grown up on the trails and mountains of Alaska. Nature is so important to me that I created a blog about my zero waste lifestyle and devoted my entire senior project to addressing our current waste crisis while offering an economic solution. 🌎📚♻️ • • • One of these photos is from Dr. Amanda King’s geology course on a field trip to Matanuska Glacier where we learned that geology puns never get old. #geologyrocks Our guide let me chip samples with her ice axe and we hiked around all day. The rest are a collection of my life in Alaska and my favorite things - flying and Bowser 🐶. Follow my week and see what it takes to be a senior at APU! (start with coffee) ☕️ • • • • • • • • #optoutside #outside #girlswhohike #outdoorlife #mountains #mountainlove #crowpass #mountalyeska #pwsfishing #pws #cordovaalaska #outdooradventure #adventure #runner #runnersworld #runalaska #run26point2 #girlswhofly #flyalaska #alaskabushpilot #alaskapilot #cessna150 #cessnapilot #alaskalife #dogsofinstagram #doggo #doggosofinsta #happydog

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Career day at school! Max is a pilot for Alaska Airlines! He has his tie and wings, he's ready! #maxarcher #careerday #alaskapilot #alaskaairlines

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You get where you can how you can. #alaska #alaskapilot

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Caribou Hunt: Day 5 Having still seen no good bulls, we got picked up and dropped in to a new location, this time high in the mountains where we suspected the bigger bulls might be hanging out.... Here bush pilot extraordinaire Matt Keller puts the wheels down in a high alpine valley. #60P . . . . . . . . . 📷 @49mmcreative . . . . . . . . . . #sitkagear #vortexoptics #barneyssportschalet #hilleberghunting #supercubclub #alaskalife #alaska #907 #huntlife #hunting #caribou #caribouhunt #supercub #cubjockey #bushpilot #alaskapilot #supercubclub #filmlife #indyfilm huntingfilm #commercialphotography #adventurephotography #travelphotography #mountains #landscape #bushplane #glacier #alaska #heatherschoice #mealsforadventuring #kimber

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Flying Alaska bush picking up friends and showing off the cockpit. #alaskalife #whatgetsyououtdoors #alaska #pilotlife #alaskapilot

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Nothing better than a great pilot. Meekins Air, Sutton Alaska! #alaskan #alaskahunting #alaskataxi #alaskapilot #dallsheep #dallsheephunt #sheepcamp #alaskabear

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We don't have any fun at all around here...🤣 _ #snowballfight #glaciertour #alaska @discovervaldez #bluepool #pilotlife

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One of the perks of working with the federal rock doctors...landing in epic places otherwise off limits to helicopters. _ #ipullpitch #r66 #pilotlife #alaskapilot #helipilot #vshelicopters #helicopter

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After a successful showing at Oshkosh Murphy RADICAL pilot Tom Swartward( and @between_the_ears_wa) has returned as far as Sandpoint, Idaho. Thanks to all those that took time to drop by our booth. Now to return home and get to work filling the orders :) #taildragger #osh17 #tundratires #alaskapilot #kitplanesmagazine #stol #oshkosh #bushpilot #canadianpilot #sportplanes #planeandpilot #murphyradical #murphyradical #murphyrebel #coapa #avweb

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Engagement photos on top of the world...❤️ _ 📷 @brianrhodesphotography @wesleyyoung13 @toriehansenn _ #helicopter #pilotlife #ipullpitch #valdez #vshelicopters

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An ACE Air Cargo Raytheon Beech 1900C takes off from Anchorage International Airport under threatening skies. Despite the name of the airline, this is a passenger airplane. #alaskapilot #alaskabushpilot #bushpilot #pilot #alaska #alaskalife #anchorage #airplane #airplanes #airport #aeroplane #aeroplanes #aviation #aviationlovers #aviationphotography #avgeek #plane #planes #planespotter #planespotting #raytheon #mountains

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Practice autorotations in our newest member of the fleet. Welcome Home Bravo Lima! _ #Astar #AS350 #autorotation #fulldown #instagramaviation #helicopter #helipilot

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Just dancing on my hands with my new helicopter for #MagicAsanaMonday. _ I just flew it from Vancouver to Valdez, Alaska...in a day. I hope you got to see my InstaStories! It was a beautiful flight and a very long day. But it's a comfortable ride and handstand breaks at my fuel stops kept me feeling fresh and alert. I hope you all had a beautiful weekend filled with magic and wonder. _ Everyone is always welcome and invited to share any pic that you find magical and that might make someone smile. There are no rules, just simply tag #magicasanamonday to help me spread some smiles and to remind us all that there is magic in this beautiful world...cuz there is!💖 Cruise the tag for fun ideas and join in any day you're feeling some magic. You can see my personal magic gallery at #leighsMAM.✨💖✨ _ #helicopter #astar #handstand #yogipilot #helipilot #pilotlife #verticalmag #femalepilot _ Sweet outfit @la.forma

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You know you work for a cool company when they let us give pieces of our retired airplanes to the local bars.

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All those weird lakes you see are permafrost lakes! Permafrost acts like a plug preventing the drainage of water in the Arctic. Oh yeah, and that's the Arctic Ocean on the horizon.

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I almost forgot #MagicAsanaMonday! First time ever! Probably cuz I'm scrambling around today getting ready to go pick up a new helicopter for the fleet! It's a lot like this one, an Astar 350B2. Super excited, and it definitely feels magical! I'll be flying it from Vancouver (where my Babes at @namaste.tv are) to Valdez, Alaska...later this week. Keep an eye on my InstaStories for some of my upcoming adventures! _ Everyone is always welcome and invited to share any pic that you find magical and that might make someone smile. There are no rules, just simply tag #magicasanamonday to help me spread some smiles and to remind us all that there is magic in this beautiful world...cuz there is!💖 Cruise the tag for fun ideas and join in any day you're feeling some magic. You can see my personal magic gallery at #leighsMAM.✨💖✨ _ #helicopter #astar #splits #yogipilot #mynamastelife #helipilot #heliski

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Everything that you see in this picture has been flown in by airplane..... except the mountains... and river... and ground.

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You didn't think they actually drove 4 Wheelers out to the middle of nowhere did you? Just fly 'em out! 🤣🤣🤣 We are Your Vertical Solution... _ #externalload #helipilot #longline #verticalreference #verticalmag #r44 #rotorcraftpro

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Complete with a pilot! Customize with your dog flying. #pilotsnpaws #vansrv4 #vansrv6 #aviationart #noelledass #pilot #alaskaairmen #alaskapilot #pilotsandpaws

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Calm day out on the delta. #alaska #alaskapilot #whatapilotsees #YKDelta #StMarys #AK #FL006

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Golden hour on Lake Hood. The downside to summer in Alaska is how late you have to stay up for that golden hour. This was close to 11pm. I work at 6am. #alaska #alaskalife #anchorage #lakehood #seaplane #seaplanes #floatplane #floatplanes #airplane #airplanes #aeroplane #aeroplanes #plane #planes #planespotter #avgeek #aviation #aviationlovers #aviationphotography #airport #pilot #bushpilot #alaskabushpilot #alaskapilot

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Bae letting me sit on her lap

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Flying over the land of the 11:35pm sun ☀️

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What an awful place to live, work, and fly.

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Brought a film crew up to the Arctic, catch me on Swedish television this July 🇸🇪

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Proud big sister right here. Congrats @donny_parker ! Watch out, Alaska, there's going to be a new professional pilot in the sky ✈️ #rockymountaincollege #alaskapilot #flyalaska

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Welcome to Central, AK! Population 120. The airport here is pretty short and caribou love to hang out right where we land! Trick for landing on messy runways? Good approaches lead to good landings.

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Mountain work is more intense than I thought! Every detail counts and getting it right is a challenging combination. #alaskapilot #pilot #pilotlife #helicopter #as350 #astar #flycoastal #coastalhelicopters #icanseecanadafromhere

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Astars don't get to have all the fun! @lonewlf683 heading out for some mountain work out of Juneau. #flycoastal #pilot #pilotlife #helicopter #juneau #juneaualaska #alaskapilot #canyouhearmenow

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Spring skiing! #cessna #spring #alaskapilot

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Pretty mountains🏔️

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Congratulations to @billi.onaire for completing her first solo in the 7155W! Killing it! 🚁🚁🚁🚁 So many awesome, supportive people in my life. Billi is one of the tops- always excited and interested in everything you do. You have to work hard to get her to talk about her amazing accomplishments. It's becoming more and more clear to me how important it is for women to support other women. Also I found this photo of you Billi that I didn't realize I had from last season on the glacier. Here's to more #orcaadventurelodge adventures after work! Keep flying and see you soon! #hikingdogsofinstagram