15 July 2013

If You're an Aviation Buff ...

then you'd have loved to be here for this one.

Alaska Aviation Museum salmon bake and centennial of flight celebration


Read more here: http://www.adn.com/#storylink=cpy
With one of these to look at, I'd have been dancing too. :)
37 photos of Alaskan aviation history at the link.

11 comments:

Old NFO said...

Nice!!! and that one is an old Republic Seabee!

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

My husband said thank you for sharing this post with us. He worked at that postal site just off the side there next to where those water planes came in.

He loves these old planes.

Rev. Paul said...

Thanks, NFO - I had a feeling you'd like 'em, too.

Sandy, you can tell your husband that I'm happy to share. I love those planes, too, and have spent many happy hours at Lake Hood, watching the floatplanes comes & go.

Murphy's Law said...

Oh, just...Wow!

@ Old NFO: Didn't you start out in those?

Borepatch said...

Man, what a sweet bird.

Rev. Paul said...

ML, I share that "wow!" factor with. And play nice with Old NFO, ya hear?

Borepatch, agreed. I'm not a pilot, but that one makes me want to fly. Okay, that one and B-17s. :)

drjim said...

I thought it was a Grumman Goose?

Jenny said...

Oh that is awesome!
So very cool. :)

-J

Keads said...

Great looking plane!

Old NFO said...

Murph- NO, but I did get to fly in one... :-)

Rev. Paul said...

drjim, it's a Grumman Goose; the Seabee has a center-mounted pusher prop.

Jenny, I thought you'd like those pics. :)

Agreed, Kelly. Those old planes give me goosebumps, no matter how many times I see 'em.

NFO, let's be careful about dating ourselves ... I don't know about you, but I'm youthening. That's my story & I'm sticking to it!