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Video of the Week: Tac Aero’s Alaska Expedition

As overlanders, we’re into nature, epic landscapes, and exploring the remote regions of our world, but there are some places we just can’t go. The roads and trails we love are also our biggest limitations, so if you want to really see the wild side of a place, you have to go truly overland. We’re talking of course about bush planes, and that’s what today’s video is all about.

Follow along as Tac Aero leads a group of 13 aircraft over 5,500 miles across some of the most stunning landscapes in North America. You’ll witness their expert pilots landing on remote river banks,  skimming icy waters, and navigating deep mountain valleys to reach camping destinations few people can even dream of. Even through this brief video the experience in intoxicating, and you might find it impossible to resist the magic of flight and the art of the bush pilot. Thankfully, that’s where Tac Aero comes in. They do more than just make videos while leading aviation expeditions. They also train pilots of all experience levels to fly tail-wheels into the world’s most secluded and beautiful locations. So whether you’ve never flown a plane in your life, or you’ve been doing it for years, they have a program ready for you.

To learn more about their work, or just see some stellar photos, visit their website here. 

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Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Chris didn’t receive a real taste of the outdoors until moving to Prescott, Arizona, in 2009. While working on his business degree, he learned to fly and spent his weekends exploring the Arizona desert and high country. It was there that he fell in love with backcountry travel and four-wheel drive vehicles, eventually leading him to Overland Journal and Expedition Portal. After several years of honing his skills in writing, photography, and off-road driving, Chris now works for the company full time as Expedition Portal's Senior Editor while living full-time on the road.