Saturday, August 18, 2012

Anchorage Aviation Museum

While we were in Anchorage, we visited the Anchorage Aviation Museum.  It’s a small non-profit organization, and seems to be somewhat a labor of love by those involved with it.  One of the things that I found interesting was this collection of skies used by various planes over the years.  Didn’t see that much when I was living in the Midwest!

Some of the planes were still in the same condition they were probably in when they were found. This plane was more apart than together – and both of its engines were missing, as well as a large portion of its tail. Poor thing!

Here’s a nice profile shot of a Grumman Goose.Jeff used to work on these types of planes, so I had to include a photo of it on this blog.This plane was originally designed and built in the 1930s, so it’s been around a while!

This photo made me laugh! It’s actually a photo of a photo. I loved the depiction of the type of cargo that was transported back in the day….and how it was transported.A cow not in any type of crate!I’m actually surprised that it remained on its feet during the flight, unless they somehow got it to lay down for the entire flight.Oh, well, thought you’d get a chuckle from this, too!


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