Alaska State Liaison Jeff DeFreest started flying early in life – logging his first hours in 1972 – but his flight training stalled until he was well into his career as a professional geologist with the US Forest Service (USFS). He worked in Idaho, Oregon, and Utah before transitioning to Alaska in 2001.  Before moving…

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Jeff DeFreest is the new RAF Liaison for southeast Alaska, joining Al Clayton of Anchorage. Jeff started flying early in life – logging his first hours in 1972 – but his flight training stalled until he was well into his career as a professional geologist with the US Forest Service (USFS). He worked in Idaho, Oregon, and…

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Alaska State Liaison Al was born in Alaska and has been stuck there ever since.  As a teenager, he got a ride in the back seat of a Super Cub to a remote hunting camp in the Wrangell Mountains, which convinced him he needed wings.  He went off to Oregon for college with a plan get smart…

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