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Old 26th Jun 2017, 18:56
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Akpatok island airstrip, lat-long

Passing by in 2 days, would like to pop in!

Thanks, Sam.

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Old 26th Jun 2017, 19:17
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If you mean Akpatok Island in Ungava Bay, Canada, I didn't know that there was an airstrip there?
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Old 26th Jun 2017, 19:26
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Yes, and there is! Just don't know exactly where...
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Old 26th Jun 2017, 19:40
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Probably a bearstrip....
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Old 26th Jun 2017, 19:42
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On the west coast, where they once drilled for oil.
Take a careful look around Akpatok Island Homepage

I once saw a trip report, I think by an Acadien, who flew a C172 in there and even spent the night. Couldn't find it anymore, though.
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Old 27th Jun 2017, 08:18
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Good memory Jan - it would appear there was a strip, and a 172 landed there back in 1985; this makes interesting reading

I trust you'll post a trip report if you drop in Sam

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Definitely!
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@FP: yes that's the very trip report I was thinking of. Thanks for finding it back for me!
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Old 27th Jun 2017, 10:46
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Yes, thanks all - very helpful. Collecting a number of strips across Greenland and northern Canada, there are some amazing spots out there!
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Old 27th Jun 2017, 10:59
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Fascinating stuff. The strip seems to be at N60 25.8 W068 19.9
Good luck and would love to see some more photos!
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Wilco! Back in about 10 days but should have some updates on FB before then.
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Old 28th Jun 2017, 16:41
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The strip which used to run roughly North South on the west coast about half way up the island, coordinates 60 25 34.0 N / 68 20 02.0W make sure you have a firearm for protection from polar bears if staying over night.
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Old 28th Jun 2017, 18:54
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Originally Posted by First_Principal View Post
Good memory Jan - it would appear there was a strip, and a 172 landed there back in 1985; this makes interesting reading

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More than just interesting! Absolutely fascinating! Thanks so much for posting that link.

Does anyone know what happened at the end of the trip? He makes references to a 'crash'
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Flew up and down it this afternoon, but need bigger wheels to land next year! Amazing location. Will try to post a photo here if I can figure out how...
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Old 30th Jun 2017, 01:05
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Thank you so much for posting that trip report Jan and F_P! Bedtime reading secured for the next few nights. I plan to move to Canada from the UK in short order which makes this topical and timely.

Well done Sam - what a pity you could not land this time! Now hurry up, we want to see the photos!
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Does anyone know what happened at the end of the trip? He makes references to a 'crash'
I wondered that too, did a reasonable amount of searching but couldn't find anything.

Could have asked I suppose but didn't want to unnecessarily prod what might be a sore point...

Looking forward to that photo Sam, what were you in - a PA38 on 5" wheels

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Old 30th Jun 2017, 11:28
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the crash

Mon accident d'avion - CampingMaster
1 fatal
1 serious - the author
1 light
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Old 30th Jun 2017, 12:16
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Dankuwel, @Jan99!
The reading is fearsome, though...
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Old 30th Jun 2017, 12:41
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Probably the most frank and open accident report I've seen. Absolutely chilling....

It's nice to think modern VFR GPS would have prevented that. Thanks for finding that, Jan99.
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Okay, let's try this:

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