Saturday, June 21, 2014

Alaskan Seaplane

Seaplanes are ubiquitous in Alaska. The airport in Anchorage has a parallel lake to be used by seaplanes for landing and taking off. I realize that they wouldn't be much use in Arizona, but any map view of Alaska shows that they have over a million lakes and almost as many rivers. With the lack of developed runways, landing on lakes and rivers is routine. The stories of the pilots and the adventures of flying in the wilderness are legendary. While riding on a riverboat, we got a demonstration of this pilot taking off and landing right next to the riverboat. Here is another photo of him on the water.

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