Yes, the Iditarod start is almost 3 full months away, March 1st. BUT preparations are beginning behind the scenes now. This past Tuesday night over 20 of the best bush pilots in Alaska met for the first of several pre-race Iditarod Air Force planning meetings. I was there to photograph their “mug shots” for use in their own handbook and website. This weekend is the mandatory rookie meeting, where again I’ll be taking their mug shots for the Iditarod.com site and race guide. RACE ON !!!