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Destination: Downdraft Lake Cabin

Route Notes

  • This Scenery is for Return to Misty Moorings only.
  • Minimum Altitude: 1600 Feet
  • Landing zone is: Water
  • GPS for destination:N55 12.15 W131 47.33
  • Print-Able copy HERE
  • Flight Seeing Plan available HERE

Downdraft Lake Cabin

An isolated cabin used by hunters, fur trappers and hikers. The lake is a difficult place to land at. Several small islands dot the surface and it's a lake that is set between two peaks and offers very little margin for error if the approach isn't just right. Floatplanes trying to get into here may have a very tough time trying to maneuver around in such tight, confined spaces. Landing is possible but you have to familiarize yourself with the location and pinpoint the only safe landing area before attempting any trip to this location.

Not much here but a cabin along the lake shore. But it's a challenging location to try and land at. Watch out for the downdrafts. It's why this lake bears that name and they can be very unpredictable and dangerous

WaveTop VFR Plan

From: Misty's Place (PF23)
To: Downdraft Lake Cabin

  • NOTAM: Set Weather and Time from Misty's Place, also go to the Map Room to see a rough flight plan of this flight.

Overview: Just a short hop. Leave Misty's Place, toward the end of Bostwick Inlet, turn to port and land on Downdraft Lake. Climb quickly to 1600 feet (you'll be glad you did!)

COURSE: Leaving Misty's Place, fly out over the Bostwick Inlet, approximate heading of 136.

COURSE: Look for a point of landing coming out from starboard with a tiny island just off the point. Turn to a heading of 200. Fly directly toward the peak ahead. Downdraft lake is just over the next ridge before the peak. (Buckle up!!!)

NOTAM: Turn off Autopilot if on and go to minimum speed with full flaps ... prepare for water landing.

COURSE: The lake is just over the ridge ahead, be prepared to land immediately.

Doug Linn
Charter Manager
Misty Moorings, Inc