What about a crossing from
the southernmost point in Continental USA, Key West (Florida), all the
through the USA northernmost community, Barrow (Alaska).
If you have the guts
on the challenge, get your favourite single or twin props aircraft
it! Be aware that you might find on your way some really short
it is suggested to choose an airplane with decent STOL ability. Using
weather, you can also come across some really bad conditions and/or low
visibility. Therefore it is clearly advisable to check destination’s
weather before takeoff...
SPA pilots who will
complete all the 54 legs will have their name entered in a new Special
Operations dedicated Hall of Fame. Just inform me after completion of
hop to Barrow.
Key West is an island in the Straits of Florida on the
North American continent
at the southernmost tip of the Florida Keys. Key West is home to the
point in the Continental United States;
the island is about 90 miles (140 km) from Cuba.
Key West is politically within the limits of the city
of Key West, Monroe County, Florida, United States. The city also
nearby islands and portions of nearby islands.
The island is about 4 miles (6.4 km) long and 2
miles (3.2 km) wide. In the late 1950s many of the large salt
ponds on the
eastern side were filled in, nearly doubling the original land mass of
island. The Island measures 3,370 acres (13.6 km2) in area.
Barrow with a population of four
thousand is the
northernmost community in North America. It is located on the Chukchi
coast, 10 miles south of Point Barrow from which it takes its name.
725 air miles from Anchorage and has an arctic climate. The sun
set between May 10th to August 2nd each year, and
not rise between November 18th to January 24th
winter. The daily minimum temperature is below freezing 324 days
Regularly scheduled jet services provide Barrow's only
year-round access. The State-owned Wiley Post-Will Rogers
Airport serves as the regional transportation centre for the Borough.
has a 6,500 foot asphalt runway.
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