Flying here is akin to navigating inside an old gym sock

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English term or phrase: Flying here is akin to navigating inside an old gym sock
Aniakchak is a quiescent member of the Pacific’s volcanic Ring of Fire but is considered “potentially active” by the Alaska Volcano Observatory. The crater and surrounding areas have started to recover. So why does nobody come? Access, for one. No roads reach Aniakchak. The aforementioned nasty weather, for another. Stuck between the raging Bering Sea and North Pacific Ocean, the Alaska Peninsula is forever buffeted by storms like a beleaguered referee trying to separate heavyweights. Skies are cloudy 300 days a year, with low ceilings. Flying here is akin to navigating inside an old gym sock. Parties can wait days to get in or out.

All I found about "gym sock" scared me so much... I need help from my friends!
RoBelinky
Brazil
Local time: 14:25


Summary of answers provided
4 +1Voando às cegas
airmailrpl
3 +1Andar de avião aqui é como navegar de olhos vendados
Ana Vozone
3voar por aqui é como navegar no interior de uma meia de ginástica usada.
Mario Freitas


  

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flying here is akin to navigating inside an old gym sock
Voando às cegas


Explanation:
Flying here is akin to navigating inside an old gym sock.
Parties can wait days to get in or out.

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airmailrpl
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agree  Arlete Moraes
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flying here is akin to navigating inside an old gym sock
voar por aqui é como navegar no interior de uma meia de ginástica usada.


Explanation:
I believe this metaphor was created by the author. It's not an idiomatic expression, I think. Therefore, you are allowed to translate it literally, to keep the author's mood and meaning.

Mario Freitas
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flying here is akin to navigating inside an old gym sock
Andar de avião aqui é como navegar de olhos vendados


Explanation:
Sugestão. Acho que "flying" aqui diz respeito a andar de avião, especificando que às vezes tem de se esperar vários dias para os aviões poderem voar (aterrar/descolar) na região.

Ana Vozone
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agree  Danik 2014
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  -> Muito obrigada, Danik!
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