The trip of
the two Junkers had many problems, but the effort
demonstrated that air travel into the north was possible because
the aircraft were capable of long flights. Some needs had to be
taken care of on the ground, however, to make northern flying
more feasible. There had to be landing fields along the way,
with better communication to link them. High-grade fuel and oil
had to be made available at these fields. The Fort Norman effort
had been a success since many questions were answered and
solutions put into place.
By the mid-1920s, more efforts were being carried out to use
aircraft to survey for minerals in the unexplored north. Pilot C.S. Caldwell, working for the Northern Syndicate, used a
Vickers Viking flying boat to transport prospectors into the
north to search for minerals. These flights were successes.