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Lake Hood, Alaskan Seaplane Base

Lake Hood in Anchorage, Alaska is the “world’s largest seaplane base.” It began its days as the Lake Spenard float plane base in 1934, and in 1938 a channel was cut between that lake and nearby Lake Hood to create a bigger landing and take off area. A gravel runway was also added next to the lake. Since then, thousands of float planes, as we call them, have landed there. Some pilots rent out tie-down slips and keep their planes there full-time. Others just use it as a taxiway. Lake Hood handles up to 190 flights a day, making it a popular viewing spot for locals and visitors alike.


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