Challenging Airports - Petersburg, Alaska (PAPG)

Longtime readers of PC Pilot might have noticed that in our eight years of running Challenging Airports series, we sometimes circle back to regions because they, owing to their geography, hold a wealth of interesting airfields. The state of Alaska is one such area due to both its mind-boggling geography and the necessary prevalence of air travel to access so much of the state. With a range of air service including airliners, regional commuters and small bush planes, Alaska’s aviation infrastructure is uniquely suited to our Challenging Airports series. In this issue, we will visit the isolated island community in Petersburg, Alaska, located midway between Juneau and Ketchikan. Let’s fuel up, take a close look at the weather and take a short hop to this commercial fishing hotspot.

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