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Biorkai Island SPB to Sawginaw SPB
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Route Notes

  • Suggested Altitude: 1200 Feet
  • Landing zone is: Water
  • Aircraft Type: float or amphibian
  • Distance approximately: 62 NM
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Route Overview

FROM: Biorkai Island Dock SPB
TO:
Sawginaw Dock West SPB


Leg: From Biorkai Island Dock to Eloval Island
Initial Course: 082 Degrees
Leg Distance: 4.4 NM
Leg Altitude: 1200 Feet

We start at the dock at Biorkai Island and set a course of 082 degrees to Eloval Island. Suggested altitude is 1200 feet.

  • Biorkai Island is known for the large sea lion colony that inhabits the island. It is located about 13 NM SSE of Sitka. There is a weather radar station there, a VOR and an NDB. It is an important navigation point for sea and air traffic traversing the Sitka area.

Leg: From Eluval Island To
Initial Course: 126 Degrees
Leg Distance: 17 NM
Leg Altitude: 1200 Feet

You will see a channel open up to starboard that goes for several miles. Make your turn to follow that channel. This is Steamboat Springs Bay and it flows into Windy Passage as the channel continues. You'll be flying 17 Nautical Miles following the coastline to port.


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