Crossing the North Pacific is never easy.

The Flying Classroom's flight back to North America will be even more treacherous this time around because it's November, and winter weather is fast approaching. It's currently 25°F in Nome, Alaska with a forecast of snow for the next week. And that's at sea level!

At altitudes of 40-45,000 feet, the temperature outside the Flying Classroom can reach -65°F. With these extreme temperatures, Captain Irving will rely on guidance from our flight planners to avoid one of the biggest dangers in the region: ice.