Federal Aviation Administration officials kicked off the start of the high-technology Capstone program that’s expected to improve small plane safety in Southeast Alaska. Meanwhile, LAB Airways has installed a new small plane flight simulator at their Juneau facility that will be available to commerical and general aviation pilots participating in the Medallion safety program. Both of these stories aired separately this week.
- The 750-mile Race to Alaska is back for a second year as 43 teams of sailors, rowers and paddlers prepared to set off from Port Townsend, Washington at 6 a.m. on Thursday.
- Hydrokinetic technology developed in Alaska’s rigorous conditions will help researchers design systems that can be used worldwide.
- Ketchikan’s Britta Adams braved the cold ocean and strong tides recently to swim more than 10 miles of the rocky Wrangell Narrows.
- As stock markets suffer, Alaskans consider UK referendum vote impacts.