Each year pilots from around the state show off their piloting chops in the Valdez fly-in short takeoff and landing competition. For these pilots flying isn’t just means of transportation, it’s a way of life.
These skills aren’t just used for bragging rights, they’re essential for flying in Alaska–whether they’re landing on a remote beach or taking off of a glacier. Meet four talented pilots with one big thing in common, their love of flying their super cub plane.
Video by: Hanna Craig, Kaysie Ellingson and Eric Keto