From Chapter 4 of Alaska Traveler:
If you decide to fly out of Anchorage into the Bush, you’ll be traveling on anything from a Twin Otter (fourteen passengers) to a Piper Super Cub (just you and one pilot and your knees will be crammed into the small of his or her back). Another big difference is that before you board you will be asked how much you weigh. Tell the truth! This is necessary to calculate the payload of the aircraft and is essential for a safe flight. If the flight service crew think you have, um, underestimated, they will march you to a scale, one of which every air taxi I’ve ever flown with has on prominent display in the office. Although my friend Rhonda says she knows someone who claims to weigh three hundred pounds on every flight, just to make up for all the liars.
Dana Stabenow. Alaska Traveler (Kindle Locations 216-221). Gere Donovan Press.
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