• Grumman Goose

    The Grumman Goose in Alaska

    While Canada geese fly in V-formation, getting ready to fly south from Alaska, it seems a good time tor review the history of a human-made one, the Grumman Goose. The Grumman Goose is an amphibious plane, originally designed in 1937…

  • Lake Hood 3

    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…