Monday, March 21, 2011

Alaska: bush planes and bush float planes

Local attorney prepares to visit clients

Landing area for hunting and fishing guide service
Here you find more airplanes and private pilots per capita than anywhere else in the world.  In Anchorage, Lake Hood Seaplane Base is the largest and busiest seaplane base in the world.  


Want to relax while watching the action? There are several great viewing areas that are free of charge and open to the public. You can even enjoy a barbeque and picnic while you enjoy the activity. Not only can you see vintage and current bush planes take off and land, but you may see someone flying building materials strapped to a Beaver or a canoe  on a cub.  There are also opportunities to go for a ride in a real Alaskan floatplane.  A great way to round out the adventure is to visit the Alaska Aviation Museum for the full story of flight in Alaska! Check their collection of books in the store: you can read of the heroes who linked rural Alaska via the air.


Innkeepers of  Anchorage Alaska Bed & Breakfast Association include pilots and others who appreciate the impact of the airplane on this state's history and growth. Stay at a member B&B and talk planes with local hosts who can recommend flight-seeing tours and more.


--Bill Floyd of Lake Hood B&B
Member, AABBA

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