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Friday, July 15, 2011
Had to turn back to the airport when leaving the on the first run homeward bound. Once coming out over Queen Maud Gulf, the headwinds rose to 60 KTS. Never would of made Baker Lake.
The next day was better. Transitioning from Gillam to Red Lake encountered many large forest fires and had to climb over the smoke plumes, and then navigate around others further south which were exceeding 12,000 feet.
From 11,000 feet
Ontario forest fires ahead. Near Deer Lake in Ontario, about 120 miles north of Red Lake