Alaskan Beaver Excursion
September 8, 2014 in Aviation
As some of you may recall, I posted a series of “bucket list” adventures, including a hot air balloon ride and an open cockpit bi-plane flight, among others.
I recently discovered another one that I neglected to add.
When we planned a trip to Alaska, at the top of [my] list was a flight in a float plane, since I hadn’t done it before. And I knew when in THAT state, you couldn’t swing a dead cat without hitting an airplane with floats on it. lol
We took about a 45 minute flight from Ketchikan to some remote inlet and set down. We could get out of the aircraft, but not venture onto any land – no boat, no dock, no BODY!
I was pleasantly surprised, however, to learn that our pilot was former Navy AND an an A-6 Intruder driver. I felt better already.
I hope you’ll enjoy looking at my pics as much as I did takin’ ’em. As always, I thank you for your indulgence.
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