2015 Detailed ALSIB Flight Schedule
Schedule tentative due to route weather and other aircraft considerations
|July 10||1400||Depart for Museum of Flight Seattle||Complete. And so the story begins….|
|July 11||1000 – 1600||Presentation and Flight Demonstrations at the Museum of Flight Seattle||Complete. Participated in flyby for Dororthy Olson, WASP, for her 99th Birthday!|
|July 17||1400||BRAVO 369 arrives at Great Falls for weekend events||Arrived 5:00 pm 7/17 after 11th-hour Hail Mary around weather. Nice to have the boys safe on the ground!|
|July 18||BRAVO 369 at Great Falls (Base at Holman Aviation)||Attended a wonderful presentation by the Mayor and other officials in honor of the remaining veterans from the era. Performed a couple flybys.|
|July 19||BRAVO 369 at Great Falls (Base at Holman Aviation)||Airshow continued. Got some great stories from local people about the Lend-Lease program and how it affected their lives.|
|July 20||0800||Depart Great Falls for Calgary (Springbank CYBW), AB||Departed 10:00 am 7/20. Weather is sketchy….lots of thunderstorms…|
|July 20||0925||Flyby @ Nanton, AB||Info uncertain…..will update shortly….|
|July 20||1000||Arrive Springbank CYBW (Calgary) Fuel, Lunch, Media, Public||Couldn’t land in Calgary due to weather. Proceding on….|
|July 20||1400||Depart Springbank for Villeneuve CZVL( Edmonton), AB||DELAYED SCHEDULE DUE TO WEATHER. 7/22
Departing 7/22, 9:47 am to avoid weather….
|July 20||1500||Flyby @ Wetaskiwin, AB||Info uncertain…..will update shortly….|
|July 20||1530||Arrive Villeneuve, AB (CZVL)- RON||Unplanned stop with the DC3 due to engine issues. Staying in Edmonton.|
|July 21||1000||Depart Villeneuve for Dawson Creek, BC (CYDQ) and Fort Nelson, BC (CYYE)||DELAYED SCHEDULE DUE TO WEATHER. 7/22
Departed for Dawson Creek 8:00 am.
|July 21||1200||Arrive Dawson Creek (CYDQ), BC Fuel, Lunch Photo at Alaska Hwy Signpost||DELAYED SCHEDULE DUE TO WEATHER. 7/22
Arrived Dawson Creek 1:20 pm. Staying over due to weather.
|July 21||1500||Depart Dawson Creek, BC for Fort Nelson, BC (CYYE)||DELAYED SCHEDULE DUE TO WEATHER. 7/23
ETA for departure 10:30 am. Will do a flyby over Pouce Coupe approx. 10:35 am, then will return to Dawson Creek to do a flyby over Milepost 0 from 10:40 to 10:45 am. From there they will proceed the 1.5 hour journey to Fort Nelson.
|July 21||1645||Arrive Fort Nelson, BC (CYYE) – RON||DELAYED SCHEDULE DUE TO WEATHER. 7/23
ETA approx. 12:00. Will evaluate weather before proceeding. UPDATE: Actual arrival 12:30 pm. Stopping to eat and evaluate the weather….Stay tuned….
|July 22||1000||Depart Fort Nelson, BC for Watson Lake, YT (CYQH) and Whitehorse, YT (CYXY)||DELAYED SCHEDULE DUE TO WEATHER. 7/23
Wheels up at 2:15 from Fort Nelson to Watson Lake. ETA at Watson Lake 4:00 pm PST…Rusavia’s DC3 (C47) has already made it to Whitehorse….Stay tuned!…..
|July 22||1200||Arrive Watson Lake (CYQH) Fuel, Lunch, Tour / Photograph / Video||DELAYED SCHEDULE DUE TO WEATHER. 7/23 Arrived at Watson Lake at 4:52 PM MT.|
|July 22||1400||Depart Watson Lake, YT for Whitehorse, YT (CYXY)||DELAYED SCHEDULE DUE TO WEATHER. 7/23
ETD 6:00 pm for Whitehorse!
|July 22||1545||Arrive Whitehorse, YT (CYCY) Public Events & Media – RON||DELAYED SCHEDULE DUE TO WEATHER. 7/23
ETA 7:45 pm. UPDATE: Actual arrival 8:15 pm…safe and sound for the night! ☺
|July 25||1400||Depart Whitehorse, YT (CYCY) for Fairbanks, AK (PAFA)||ALTERED SCHEDULE DUE TO WEATHER. 7/24
Updated: Wheels up at 1:15 pm…
|July 25||1700||Arrive Fairbanks, AK (PAFA)||ALTERED SCHEDULE DUE TO WEATHER. 7/24
Updated: ETA approximately 5:00 pm…..
Actual arrival approximately 8:00 pm.
|July 25||1400||Flight handoff to Rusavia at Lend-Lease Memorial in Fairbanks||Just like the ALSIB flights during WWII when Americans handed off their aircraft to the Soviets in Fairbanks, BRAVO 369 hands off the 2015 ALSIB flight to Russian flight partner Rusavia. DC-‘s continue across Siberia to Krasnoyarsk|
|July 26||1600||Rusavia DC-3’s Depart Nome for Anadyr Russia|
|July 29||1000||BRAVO 369 T-6 Texan Departs Fairbanks for Bellingham, WA|
|July 30||2100||BRAVO 369 T-6 arrives Bellingham, WA|
|August 4||Rusavia DC-3’s Arrive at Karsnoyarsk Russia||ALSIB Flight successfully completed|
History made. History in the making.
In 2015, to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the BRAVO 369 flight team will embark on a harrowing re-creation flight of the Alaskan-Siberian air route (ALSIB). This dangerous, 6,000 mile route is virtually unknown, but was part of the massive U.S. Lend-Lease Program: a program that provided U.S. allies, including the Soviet Union, with military aircraft and other supplies to defeat the Nazis. [Learn more]
The BRAVO 369 team, along with their sponsors, will fly the original ALSIB route from Great Falls, Montana through Siberia to Moscow in historic, vintage WWII aircraft. The culmination of this massive undertaking, made possible through the cooperation of the U.S., Canada, and Russia, will become a documentary, Warplanes to Siberia, bringing history alive by showcasing the personal stories from 70 years ago and following the modern-day pilots, both American and Russian, to fly this route since World War II. [Learn more]
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