Will do. I didn't know you could fly to the lower 48 from Fairbanks. The company I work for has a large operation, with its own airstrip, not far from Kotzebue, about 30 miles inland. I don't know if they would fly us out via Fairbanks in the event of Anchorage being ashed-out, or just leave us there 'til the plume dissipated - I suspect the latter. We have a smaller operation in the vicinity of Fairbanks, too, but I don't know if I'll ever be called upon to go there. I'm looking forward to this trip - I've been to AK before but not beyond Anchorage.
I'm scheduled to fly into Anchorage a week today, and out again (way up to the north in the Arctic Circle) the day after. What I want to know is, if Redoubt pops after I leave Anchorage, will the ash have cleared enough for me to fly back from the arctic 10 days later?
I've actually seen Redoubt erupt twice before. It's a spectacular sight--not much in the way of lava, but enormous quantities of steam and ash.
It's near Anchorage, and the ash plume usually results in the ceasing of all air traffic to most of Alaska since most of it goes through there. I've seen two other eruptions from volcanoes near Redoubt--Spurr and St. Augustine.