Pilots are flying heroes
By Robert McRoberts
August 26, 2007
I do not know what happened but I would guess that that wind
had changed while the plane was on the water and they were not
expecting to get hit by a 70 MPH gust from the SE. as the plane
came out of Traitor's Cove. I spent a year staying in Traitor's
Cove. It can be calm when it's crummy. That's why they use to
trade with the Russians there.
what i would like Mr. Kamm to know is that in all the many years
we flew to work in our inaccessible areas we always were glad
to fly in your plane. Even when you were late to pick us up and
we thought we were going to have to sleep in a culvert the days
it was blowing 50 MPH you came and brought us home from points
like Hasler Pass and Metlakatla. I remember one day it was a
white out. you were bringing us back from Metlakatla. We were
flying strait for Buggies Beach. We could not see a thing. I
was sitting up front with you. You said we should be coming up
on the shore line right know. Just then a tree appears and we
turned and flew up the channel. As soon as we were at Saxman
we were in the clear blue again.
It's just too bad someone in your care is gone. This is going
to be your toughest flight to get past. I know you did every
thing you could to save your clients. I hope you can get through
I have been trying to set up
a time for you to take my Daughter and I on a tour of the Misty's.
You and all the other local pilots are flying heroes. and it's
sad when things go wrong, and things just happened.
Best hopes for your recovery.
Received August 20, 2007 - Published August 26, 2007
About: "I have logged
many hours in the air going to many remote jobs all over SE Alaska.
Seen some very crazy things happen and some very talented pilots,
getting us home in some really bad stuff.
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