Route Notes:

  • Minimum altitude: no minimum ... suggested 1000 feet.
  • Direct Routing: From PAKT, fly a heading of 192 for 35 miles.
  • Landing zone: Water and hard runway, water does not freeze in winter
  • Scenery needed: Misty Moorings Basic Scenery Package
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Klinkwan Fish Camp

The Klinkwan Fish Camp, floatplane base and airfield is located 2 miles west of the Hunter Bay Cannery Complex. The lodge can house 6 people comfortably with 3 small bedrooms, a fully supplied kitchen and sitting area. This lodge is equipped for busy fishing expeditions in this fishing-rich area of Misty Fjords. There is a picnic table and a small smokehouse for smoking fish. There is a nice dock for your boat, and the fishing off the dock is also excellent especially in the evening.

TreeTop VFR Plan

From: Ketchikan International
To: Klinkwan Fish Camp

VFR Directions: Flying to the Hunter Bay Cannery

1. After leaving PAKT or 5KE, position over the center Pennock Island in the Tongass Narrows at a heading of 110

2. At the midpoint of Pennock Island, set a heading of 141 to Gravina Point. This is the point of land at the southern most tip of Gravina Island (the large island on your right), about 2.9 miles distant.
... Prepare for a course correction to starboard.

3. At Gravina Point, set a heading of 194 for 3 miles to fly over Blank Island.

4. Over Blank Island, set a heading of 196 heading for Bostwick Point ... the point just ahead.
...Bostwick Inlet, coming up on our starboard side is another sports fisherman haven. On the other side of this inlet, the point of land is Bostwick Point. We'll be flying over that toward Seal Cove.

5. Over Bostwick Point, we set a course of 170 for the Bron Island, fly to its center.
...We will pass over a little cove called Seal Cove, then head down toward the southern tip of Gravina Island. This is called Dall Head. Bron Island is the larger island showing up at the head of Dall Bay (the bay just before the Dall Head).

6. Exactly over the center of Bron Island, set a course of 185. This course will take you to the mouth of Kendrick Bay, 18.5 miles ahead.
... In the mouth of the bay is the large Kendrick Island. You will want to fly over the center of Kendrick Island.

7. Over Kendrick Island, set a heading of 242.
... You will be flying over the bay and over the body of land ahead.
... Pass to the left of Hessa Lake.
... As you begin to reach the west coast of the the Prince of Wales Island, begin your decent.
... after Hassa Lake, watch for a river slightly to port flowing out ahead of you. Follow this river to Hunter Bay.

8. Over Hunter Bay, fly low toward the end of the bay.
... be prepared for a turn of 20 degrees to starboard when the fishcamp comes into sight about 1 mile at 2 o'clock.
... land on water or the runway.


VFR Directions: Returning to Ketchikan

Direct Heading is: 009 for 35 miles

Taxi out and take off lining up with a heading of 063. Hessa Lake will come up on the port side of the aircraft. Continue for 6.5 miles until you are over Kendrick Island.

Over Kendrick Island, set a heading for 005. Maintain this course for 18.5 miles to Bron Island.

As you pass by Dall Head and cross over Bron Island, set a heading for 355 and fly along the south coast of Gravina Island. On the way passing Seal Cove, Bostwick Point and heading for Gravina Point. If the weather is clear, you may cut across land to the left of Judy Hill and shortcut to the Tongass Channel. Watch for air traffic for PAKT in this area.

Doug Linn
Charter Manager
Misty Moorings, Inc

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