Bram Addresses the Group.

After a lot of phone calls, discussions with the local contacts in Fairbanks, (including the president of AOPA Alaska), it was decided that most of us would not try and fly VFR into Northway for customs clearance and then on to Fairbanks. A funny weather system, forest fires and smoke, plus the problem with landing at Northway to clear US customs – when there aren’t any facilities or fuel – made the final leg a little dicey for the VFR Pilots. I think 3 IFR planes did go, but we decided to spend an extra day in Dawson City. Although a little disappointed we were happy to spend Canada Day in Dawson!