28 August 2017 Wheels Off The Ground In Nome Alaska!

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Nichole L
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Wow! Those views look amazing! How long was the flight that Jonathon took you on?

Re: Nichole L commented on 28 August 2017 Wheels Off The...

Hi Nichole! It was an amazing flight!  I think we were up for more than an hour.  I loved it up there!
It was neat that we flew over the ship and coastline and then into the mountains.
(:
take care, 
Lisa

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CorrinaC
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Corrina C, Springs School, Seff, flying

Are you afraid of heights at all?

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Hi again Corrina!  I actually don't like heights, but only in certain situations....never thought about that being up in a plane though!
So I was fine all flight.
(:
Lisa

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Guest
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Were you shocked when

Were you shocked when Jonathan asked you if you wanted to go for a plane ride?

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Hi! No, not shocked just very excited!  It was almost like we'd been friends for years.  
It just all fell into place and I was very appreciative that he took me for such a wonderful flight!
take care,
Lisa

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Sarah Morgan
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science

Were you shocked when Jonathan asked you if you wanted to go for a plane ride?

Rosa P.
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Wheels off the Ground in Nome Alaska!

How long did the safety check last?

Jaye D.
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Jaye D. Springs School. Seff. Height.

Do you know how high up you flew?

Re: Jaye D. commented on 28 August 2017 Wheels Off The...

Hi Jaye...hmmm, good question! I would guess we were about 3-5 miles up, but I'll send Jonathan an e-mail and check!
(:
see you in a week!
Lisa

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Jonathan Hanson
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Altitude

Our average altitude for the flight was about 1,500 feet MSL (above mean sea level). =]

michael m
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Cessna

Hi Mrs. Seff! Those are some breathtaking photos! How many people can fit into a plane like that? It looks pretty cramped!

Re: michael m commented on 28 August 2017 Wheels Off The...

Hi Michael-it was a tight fit and not a lot of extra comforts, but on the other hand it was comfortable enough and wow! what
a view!
that specific plane could only fit 2 people.
see you in a week!
Lisa

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Nora C
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Nora C Springs School Seff Airplane

I have heard some pretty crazy stories about being on those types of small airplanes and that they can be pretty scary. Were you ever sacred to be on the plain or were you completely confident that Jonathan would do a great job?

Re: Nora C commented on 28 August 2017 Wheels Off The Ground...

Hi Nora-you know for some reason I could just tell that he was a really good pilot, and it was obvious that flying was a true passion.  When someone has that much of a love for what they do, you just know that they are really good at it, and he was!
I was never even a bit nervous...and going up in a small plane with someone I just met is not a typical day for me!
(:
take care Nora, have a nice long weekend and I'll see you in a week!
Lisa

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Daniel P
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Daniel P Springs School O'Reilly Lift Off

Dear Mrs. Seff, I was wondering were you scared when you were going for the landing? The photos you took were amazing and I wish I could go flying in plane.

Kaylynn C.
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Kaylynn C., Springs School Seff, Plane

How long did it take to make sure that the plane was ready to go? And did you get scared at any point during the flight?

Jonathan Hanson
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Preflight prep

It takes approximately 15-30 minutes to preflight the airplane before a flight, depending on how cold it is outside. In the winter when it’s snowy, the prep job can take up to an hour or more. It would include removing protective wing covers, preheating the engine, and a standard walk around checklist.

David Polkowski
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DavidP. Springs School Seff. First experince with aircraft.

Mrs. Seff, waht was your first experience with riding on bored an aircraft.

David polkowski
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DavidP. Springs School Seff. First experince with aircraft.

Mrs Seff, What was your first experience with riding on board an aircraft?

james B.
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james B Springs School Seff Plane

How fast was the plane going?

Mark D
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Springs School Seff

Was the seats in the 1947 Cessna Comfortable?

kimberly B.
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springs School Kimberly B, Seff , Plane

how long did you fly for? and how high can the plane go up?

Jonathan Hanson
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Altitude limits

The 1947 Cessna 120 has a service ceiling of 15,000 feet but I’ve only ever gotten it up as high as 10,000 feet. The views of Alaskan mountains at that altitude are absolutely stunning.

Anthony G
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Anthony G Springs School Seff Plane

Would you like to learn how to fly a plane?

Julian DelFavero
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8regentsscience_JDelFavero_Arctic

When Jonathan first offered you a ride on the plane were you a little hesitant because you just meet him.

Tifany G
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Flying

Was looking going in the air and looking down constantly nerve racking?

Tifany G
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Flying

Was looking going in the air and looking down constantly nerve racking?

Jake.K
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Science

Hi Mrs. Seff I was wondering if you were nervous at all when you got on the plane.

Sandy O
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Sandy O Springs School Airplane Ride

Were you nervous at one point in the flight?

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