ALERT!! ANNOUNCEMENT! A New FEATURE FILM VERSION OF ALASKA LONG HUNTERS is in production! (Updated 2-16-2021):
ALASKA RESCUE STORY!
Hello Supporter! We have put our heart and soul and more into this film. The story represent a time period spanning six decades, and documents a portion of Alaska history and people that are unique in the world, and most importantly, how Jesus Christ worked in the life of one young man. The story is not mine, it was paid for at a very high price by those that have gone before us, some to their peril, more in extreme difficulty and yet many in faith.
Mark D. Rose
Alaska Long Hunters
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Last of the Long Hunters
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A Short History - the Making of Alaska Long Hunters (More on the DVD)
Alaska Long Hunters - now available! - Alaska Long Hunters
This story records the life of a young pilot and life flying in Alaska’s Frontier Arctic. You’ll experience the front seat thrills of bush planes that operated in the most dangerous conditions on earth - flying in minus 60 temperatures and horrific storms, airborne among the magnificent mountains, glaciers and rivers that only Alaska has to offer. Once you've seen this film you’ll not be satisfied until you visit Alaska yourself! Includes true-life experiences of accidents, comradeship, humor, heartbreak and life in Frontier Alaska, gone forever when dismantled into parks in the 1980’s. Filmed on location, Alaska Long Hunters opens with an interesting and well researched early history in the Great Land and those that lived it, leading to his eventual use of a new tool of transport – the single engine airplane, but not without extracting a terrible price. Experience what it was like to growing up among the dangerous game, hunting the massive caribou herds and absorbing the greatness of the county in the 60's and 70's. Pilots will gain from the flying experiences related, and every boy, man and aviator will be compelled to grapple with its final truth, concluding with a crisis encounter that forever changed the pilot's life. Premiere's Spring 2020. Check back for updates and sign up for email notifications here. Thank you! By Mark Rose
The film team returned to Alaska the first week of August to begin air to air filming on-site, plus test new camera equipment and mounting techniques. Our new film pilot Chris B. and Mark worked through formation flight techniques and safety protocols, all the while coordinating with the film crew to get things right. We were blessed with great weather in the Alaska Range and around Mt McKinley in particular. Sad note: on one of the filming days, our director came back to the hotel to learn that a close friend had perished in a small aircraft accident in Canada. Brought home the reality of the safety component of this film and the importance of what we are doing to share our safe flying experiences to the future viewer/pilots, plus the need to keep on our toes ourselves! We hired a third pilot and aircraft to monitor our maneuver's while formation flying. All agreed it was a good idea as sometimes we are blind to one another, the third aircraft able to stay back and make sure we are lined out and maintaining safety margins. We will return in the September fall season with the actors to shoot phase 3, phase 4 being winter ski-plane scenes. All our work in being done on-site in Alaska, the only way to get it right. Watch for updates and clips in he September newsletter - Mark
We are done! 99% of all filming is a rap according to our Director Miles Hannon. What a cram packed schedule September turned out to be! Actors got to witness a pair of Bull Moose sparing outside their cabin. Hours of flying in various light aircraft (one of the cinematographers rode in three different types in one day) and all did a splendid job! So many miracles, divine appointments and connections made. Thank You for praying, most important, all were safe, with yours truly flying approx.100 hours, sometimes in challenging remote conditions. Weather cooperated, on one air to air take we all flew through a rainbow as fall was chasing us down! New trailers and more to come.. Its now in the hands of the editors, but we gave them much more footage than they bargained for!
Completed winter ski flying scenes in the Alaska Range 10-15. Had amazingly good weather as anything can happen this time of year. Instead, we were met with clear sky's, little wind and mild temperatures all around. Day after we finished, a strong storm front hit and winter was here! Had the most difficulty hopping over to the strip where we had our hanger, this due to gusty wind conditions and tall trees! Ha! Thank God we had no mishaps out in the bush!
Thank God we had no serious mishaps crew or otherwise as we traveled home and are now in post production. Miraculously, we also found a great hanger near our desired location in Alaska at a reasonable price, another answered prayer and nothing short of a miracle, as such space is so, so rare. I've kept very busy leading the film marketing team, lately opening a YouTube channel "Alaska Long Hunters" as a repository to release short films promoting the overall documentary. Over all, this means great progress culminating with our first film debut last week of February at NRB in Nashville. Amen!
Update 3-10-2020 Alaska Long Hunters Premieres!
Thanking the Lord we had a successful Premiere at NRB Nashville February 27. I grew horse sharing my testimony with attendee's and the press at this event. A second screening was requested by show management on Friday, this after we had a packed house Thursday. People from several foreign countries have requested the video also, so we are excited! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info..
"From the beginning, this book draws you into a great adventure. You easily and vividly imagine you are a part of it, and it’s hard to put it down until you have completed the journey. Part history book, adventure story, and survival manual, Last of the Long Hunters combines real-life experiences whose contents, if gleaned well, could save your life in more ways than one. This is one to read over and over again."
—Brent Maule, pilot and president of Maule Air, Inc.
"Last of the Long Hunters is an excellent read for a short history of Alaska flying and what we often experienced. Mark and I worked together for years on the North Slope and elsewhere in the state. He has covered the adventure of flying and documented the many mistakes that were made and the lessons that were learned. Since aviation was a new industry there, our forerunners had to learn the limits of their machines and the human limits. We learned how to listen to our machines, watch the weather, and respect the inner voice that questions what we do. Further, planning ahead for any unforeseen changes was a must. Staying informed and using the FAA rules also helped us stay safe. My military experience and training before I came to Alaska paved the way for a successful career. I am looking forward to his next book, which focuses on helicopters in Alaska."
—Bob Wigen, Anchorage, Alaska, Retired Era helicopter chief pilot 4-2017
Editor’s note: Mr. Wigen has thirty-seven years of Alaska flying experience and has logged more than 26,000 flying hours.
"Thank you for such an interesting read. I find this book so fascinating. This book makes me regret not having visited Alaska when it would have been easier to do so.
There is so much about your book that I like, and it seems to me that you have effectively pulled together the history of Alaskan aviation with your own story that it makes compelling reading. I kept thinking that this book must be a special blessing to your kids, not just because Dad has written a fascinating book, but because through this book they can know a side of you that they might not get to know any other way. I was fascinated to work my way through this information. Everything from the “rules of” to the check list to how certain equipment actually saved lives in a crash situation, this section was like a compelling exercise for my brain."
- Dr. Mark Barclift 1-2017
"I highly recommend this book! This is a fantastic read with a big payoff. This is a great read for anyone who loves history, aviation, hunting and true life stories. We've all enjoyed hearing those unbelievable stories growing up, around a campfire or the dinner table. Those stories that have you on the edge of your seat and the ones that create heroes. This book is an incredible story and a true story the author lived through and changed his life forever. In addition I enjoyed the setup with the history of Alaska, his growing up in Alaska, the visual journey the author takes you through heading into the vast unknown of the Alaska territory. I'm not a pilot but I found myself following the author's routine and there are a lot of tips in the appendix of the book that are his notes to other pilots where he is wanting to pass his wisdom along. Looking forward to reading more from the author! Would make a great movie!"
-Rodney Hatfield on December 5, 2016
"I absolutely loved this book and recommend it to anyone who wants a front seat to the real adventures of the Alaskan pilots! It's very well written and a GREAT read!"
-Chris R Herb on November 28, 2016
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NEW to Revision III
Trinity Broadcasting Network interviewed author Mark Rose!
"I felt compelled to let you know how much I am enjoying reading the book, “The Noah Code” by Mark D. Rose….It is one of the best books I have ever read, so well written, so full of amazing history, facts and information. The description of the animals arriving to enter the Ark filled me with tears at the sheer magnificence of the Lord. It has helped to bolster my faith with the undeniable evidence that has been before our eyes all along. THANK YOU for such a wonderful book. I want to share it with family and friends. Please convey my appreciation to the author. "Blessings"
,- L. Rees, Trinity Broadcasting
About the Author
Mark Rose has worked above and beneath the Earth for over 40 years. He has traveled around the world working in some of the largest underground mines. An earlier career flying in Alaska proved to him one thing: that the earth in the too not distant past experienced a grand cataclysm, a cataclysm that's been largely ignored by institutional science. In The Noah Code he sets the record straight with a straight forward and well researched approach. Rose is a patent holding inventor/engineer, geology researcher and commercial Pilot.
"No real evolutionist, whether gradualist or punctuationalist, uses the fossil record in favor of the theory of evolution as opposed to special creation"