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"Alaska As It Is" - April 2011, Page 1
 
 
 
 

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100 Aircraft around PALH, Lake Hood Seaplane Base; at Z41 Lake Hood Strip; and on ramps that I'm not sure if they're considered one of the above, or part of ANC, Anchorage International. All of these shots were taken in 1:45, starting with a low, morning sun - thus the yellowish tint on the first ones.

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1
Piper Super Cub N917VK PA-18-150 cn 18-7409056, 1974, of Alaska Float Ratings, in winter mode
2
Piper Family Cruiser PA-14 N4215H cn 14-18, 1946, with innumerable mods. The PA-14 is much like the more common PA-12 except for being four place. Photos 2, and 3. That's the ANC control tower behind it. It's been upped from a 108-hp O-235 to at least a 150-hp O-320, with flaps, balanced elevators, after-market cowling and much more.
3
Cessna 170B N4310B cn 26654, 1955
4
Cessna 206 N8644Z P206C cn P206-0444, 1967
5
Piper Super Cruiser PA-12 N78480 cn 12-1990, 1947, on steroids
6
Helio Courier N3XV H-295cn 1426, 1970, Lycoming GO-480, it says "turbo" and I assume that means turbocharged
7
Grumman Widgeon N199T G-44 cn 1213, 1941, Lycoming GO-480's. Photo 2
8
Cessna 180 N9406C cn 31804, 1955. Looks nice!
9
Luscombe N147E 8E cn 5256, 1947 - do you "get" the registration?
10
Cessna 180 N2562D 170Bcn 20714, 1957??, the FAA says Continental IO-360D but ??
11
Cessna 180 N52004 180J cn 18052437, 1974, with floats on standby
12
Cessna 180 N2483C cn 30783, 1954
13
Cessna 170 N1824C 170B cn 25968, 1953
14
Piper Super Cruiser PA-12 N3615M cn 12-2461, 1947, Lycoming O-320
15
Cessna 185 N87ST A185F cn 18502687
16
Cessna 206 N2104F U206 cn U206-0304, 1964
17
Cessna 206 N3870B U206B cn U206-0870, 1967, waiting for the ice to go out
18
Taylorcraft F19 N3571T cn F-032, 1975, with float fittings
19
Cessna 185 N4407R A185F cn 18502946, 1976
20
Piper Pacer PA-22-20 N2726P, PA-22-150 cn 22-3032, 1955, one of countless Piper Tri Pacer taildraggers in Alaska!
21
Cessna 180 N2966A cn 30166, 1953
22
Cessna 180 N5395D 180A cn 50295, 1958
23
Maule N9072E M-5-210C cn 6195C, 1977, Continental IO-360, practicing getting it up on the step
24
Taylorcraft N95723 BC-12D cn 8023, 1946, waiting for action to begin!
25
Piper Super Cub N2992P PA-18-150 cn 18-4505, 1955
26
Taylorcraft N2005E F21 cn F-1015, 1981
27
Cessna 180 N5236D 180A cn 50134, 1958
28
Cessna 208 Caravan N675HP cn 20800289; Rusts Flying Service. It apparently has the 675-hp P&W PT-6A-114A engine!
29
DeHavilland Otter N2899J DHC-3 cn 425, 1961, with P&W PT-6A, Rusts Flying Service. It'll soon be in the air! And showing their Caravan and Otter together.
30
Twin Beech N255D E-18S cn BA-16, 1954. I first saw it there in 2004, and I believe it was in Homer last year. Photo 2 Memories, for me, as I've flown many Beech 18's in forest spraying.
31
Cessna 180 N4502B cn 31401, 1955
32
Helio Courier N6468V H-295 cn 1424, Lycoming GO-480; Photo 2
33
Taylorcraft N95657 BC-12D cn 7957, 1946
34
Cessna 206 N756WR U206G cn U20604566, 1978, Robertson STOL, nicely covered for the winter
35
Piper Clipper N5965H PA-16 cn 16-594, 1949
36
DeHavilland Beaver N203KL DHC-2cn 1460, Alaska Air Taxi. Nice colors!
37
Cessna 207 N73100 207A cn 20700559, 1979, Alaska Air Taxi
38
Piper Navajo N27987 PA-31-310 cn 31-7912054, 1979, Alaska Air Taxi
39
Cessna 180 N5274E 180B cn 50574, 1959, and photo 2
40
This is how you move a floatplane from land to water! Some owners have a wheeled dolly, but others like Davis Aviation use a homemade rig like this! Neat - and very "Alaska!"
41
Cessna 185 N1718R A185F cn 18502439, 1974
42
Cessna 185 N185WF A185E cn 18502005, 1972. Probably they'll paint it next winter!
43
DeHavilland Beaver N114GH DHC-2 cn 380, 1954, with Hamilton Standard 2D30 counterweight type prop.
44
Piper Super Cub N83349 PA-18-150 cn 18-7609089, 1976, ready for floats. I saw it that evening with floats on but didn't have good sun for a photo.
45
Taylorcraft N3572T F19 cn F-033, 1975; photo 2
46
Cessna 185 N5060R A185F cn 18502992, 1976
47
Stinson Voyager N6177M 108-3 108-4177, 1948. I believe it has a Continental O-470 in place of the Franklin
48
DeHavilland Beaver N109KS DHC-2 MK.1 cn 1295, 1957; photo 2; It has the AG-100 prop blades
49
DeHavilland Otter N929KT DHC-3 cn 1965, with P&W PT-6A, Rusts Flying Service; and wheel skis
50
Cessna 206 N626KT U206G cn U20604426, 1978, with Rusts floatplane mover.
51
Cessna 180 N5189E 180B cn 50489, 1959, Skeeter Air.
52
Piper Super Cub N3777Z PA-18 cn 18-7459, 1960, O-320. It's 'bout time to get off the ice! Photo 2, overshadowed by the Alaska Aviation Museum's PBY.
53
Cessna 206 N4672U U206G cn U20605046, 1979 with IO-550
54
Cessna 180 N6169B 182A cn 34169, 1957
55
Piper J-3 Cub N1946L cn 16139, 1946, with a PA-11 cowl, on Baumann BF 1500 floats
56
Aeronca Chief N86090 11AC cn 11AC-513, 1946
57
Cessna 206 N206PY U206F cn U20602795, 1975
58
Cessna 206 N8340Q U206F cn U20603201, 1976. It looks like the Wipaire seaplane door for the front passenger.
59
Taylorcraft N3617Y F19 cn F-071, 1976
60
Piper Super Cruiser N8249Q PA-12 cn 12-3194, 1947, in original PA-12 color scheme, and Lycoming O-320.
61
Piper Super Cruiser N7944H PA-12 cn 12-847, 1946 - in a very non-original scheme, L-21 style glass, and Lycoming O-320
62
Piper Super Cruiser N2551M PA-12 cn 12-920. Some guys get to have ALL the fun! Photo 2. Lycoming O-320.
63
Aeronca Champ N1582E 7AC cn 7AC-5146, 1947, with Continental C-90-8
64
Cessna 185 N1822R A185F cn 18502537, 1974, with belly tank, observer doors and wheel skies.
65
Piper Super Cub N2410P PA-18-150 cn 18-4277, 1955. The tire covers also act as a step for refueling.
66
Cessna 140 N76947 cn 11389, 1946
67
Cessna 170 N1661B 170B cn 20303, 1952. It looks like it's time for an engine overhaul. If you wanna play there comes the time when you gotta pay!
68
Piper Super Cruiser N3835M PA-12 cn 12-2752, 1947
69
Maule N10485 M-7-235B cn 23042C, with wheel skies
70
Maule N620KV MX-7-235 cn 10122C, Lycoming IO-540
71
Cessna 180 N5076E 180B cn 50376, 1958. Very red!
72
Aeronca Sedan N1301H 15AC cn 15AC-325, 1949 - looking the same as one year ago. But tell me - - how long do "projects" take?
73
Piper Pacer PA-22-20 N3747P PA-22-150 cn 22-3467, 1955, typic Alaska style with naked gear, VG's, modified wings and more.
74
Piper Tri-Pacer N1649P PA-22-150 cn 22-2465, 1954. They look sorta out of place in AK.
75
Piper Super Cub N3797Z PA-18-150 cn 18-7492, 1960, with L-21 style glass, and looking muscular.
76
Piper Super Cub N9095D PA-18 cn 18-6475, 1958, built with C-90 but now a Lycoming I'm sure.
77
Cessna 170 N4308B cn 26652, 1955, with a Lycoming
78
Maule N120G M-7-235B cn 23027C, 1995, Lycoming IO-540
79
Piper Super Cruiser N78565 PA-12 cn 12-3940, 1947, with a very unique door, tundra tires and fairly stock wings except for the flaps.
80
Piper Super Cub N811DW PA-18-150 cn 18-7582, 1961, with cargo pod and other mods. Armed and ready, too. Photo 2.
81
Cessna 170 N1863C 170B cn 26007, 1953, with Lycoming, probably O-320
82
Cessna 182 N5620J 182P cn 18263474, 1974
83
Cessna 182 N7217E 182B cn 52217, 1959
84
Stinson Voyager N6066M 108-3 cn 108-4066, 1947, with observer doors
85
Cessna 175 N9300B cn 55100, 1958. "The 175 that isn't a 175." Look at those windows; big Lycoming and more. What a beauty!! The dataplate says it is now a 175TD. It looks good in a lineup!
86
Cessna 180 N7834K 180J cn 18052768, 1976, "Skywagon 180"
87
Maule M-7-235 N92078 cn 4088C, 1991, Lycoming O-540
88
Maule M-5-210C N74YW cn 6044C, 1974, Continental IO-360. Wow!
89
Piper Super Cruiser N4017M PA-12 cn 12-2895
91
Maule M-7-235B N1474 cn 23013C, 1995. "The Mighty Mighty Chicken-Hawk" with tail feathers and all. There's nothing I can add to that. Lycoming IO-540
91
Cessna 180 N2144Z 180F cn 18051244, 1963. FAA says it has a TSIO-520.
92
Cessna 170 N80CA 170B cn 20301, 1952, with Lycoming.
93
Cessna 170 N3143A 170B cn 25787, 1953
94
Cessna 185 N21709 A185F cn 18503064, 1976.
95
Piper Super Cruiser N4080H PA-12 cn 12-3508, 1947, with splates.
96
Cessna 185 N1802R A185F cn 18502518, 1974, on Airglas LH4000 wheel skies
97
Cessna 180 N2121Z 180F cn 18051221, 1963
98
Cessna 180 N52055 180J cn 18052467, 1974
99
Piper Super Cub N5392Y PA-18-150 cn 18-8145, 1964, Alaska style
100
Piper Super Cub N57778 PA-18-150 cn 18-7709129
101
Piper Super Cruiser N4126M PA-12 cn 12-3032, 1947, waiting for an engine.

 

 

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