Outdoors
OUTDOORS For the Capital City Weekly Many in Southeast Alaska may not remember the Grumman Goose amphibian plane. After World War II, this was the workhorse of air travel to remote Alaska villages. Larger towns in Southeast had no landing fields and relied on airplanes that could land on water. An airfield on Annette Island, built during the war, was changed to civilian use. The Grumman Goose ferried jet passengers to Ketchikan's waterfront. (I didn't forget the PBY amphibian planes that also carried passengers. That's for another time.)

In the days of the amphibian Goose airplane

The Pen Air Grumman Goose preparing to take off from the Unalaska airfield in 2006.
Courtesy Of Pat Roppel
The Pen Air Grumman Goose preparing to take off from the Unalaska airfield in 2006.
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