Sunday, October 3, 2010

Alaska Airplane Museum

A month (or two) ago not long after the Elmendorf Airshow, we went to the Airplane Museum. It was another one of our rainy summer day's this summer and I was looking for somewhere to go with the kids. We had free passes from the library's summer reading program so that made it even better.
Alaska is the home of airplanes in the U.S. We have more airplanes per ca pita than any where else in the U.S. Why is that? Alaska is HUGE. It's like 3 times the size of Texas and only a couple of roads. To many places in AK you still can only get there by boat or by plane. The skies about Anchorage are filled with airplanes at anytime of the day. There are 4 or 5 airports in Anchorage alone (we live across the street from one). The only way to get things up to remote locations is to fly them in- Caribou for instance. Or we saw another picture of a cow being led out of this tiny airplane. It really is incredible.
This one was fun. Daniel and Reagan got to move the tail and rudder about.

Daniel liked this one until Reagan sat down to fly the plane on the other side. Because the plane can be flown from either side she could do anything she wanted with it and when she pulled back on the handles and he wasn't watching it would scare him to death. This is one of the trucks that they use to guide the planes in and out of where they need to park. Daniel decided that he needed his fireman's hat for the job.

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