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Alaska Aviation Photographs


Arctic & Northern Aviation - Photos and History

Photos are in alphabetical order by aircraft registration. Click on each photo to enlarge it.



B-HKJ: Boeing 747-412 (BCF) at Anchorage, Alaska

B-HKJ: Boeing 747-412 (BCF) (Mfg. USA, 1993)

Operated by Cathy Pacific Cargo

Anchorage (ANC), July 13, 2007. This aircraft was scrapped in March 2013.


C-GCFN: Messerschmitt BO 105 helicopter

C-GCFN: Messerschmitt BO 105 S CDN-BS-4 (Mfg. Germany, 1985)

Operated by the Canadian Coast Guard (ON)

Parked beside the South Klondike Highway, Alaska, on October 10, 2005


JA8909: Boeing 747-446 at Anchorage, Alaska

JA8909: Boeing 747-446 (c/n 26353)

Operated by Japan Airlines (JAL) Cargo.

Taking off at Anchorage on July 13, 2007.


N33CT: Cessna A185F Skywagon

N33CT: Cessna A185F Skywagon (Mfg. USA, 1980 - c/n 18504001)

Operated by the National Park Service

Denali National Park Airport (INR), July 14, 2000


N45CA: Grumman G-44 Widgeon at Anchorage, Alaska

N45CA: Grumman G-44 Widgeon (Mfg. USA, 1944)

Seen in one of the parking areas at Lake Hood at Anchorage, Alaska, on August 25, 2002. She is powered by a 295 hp Lycoming GO-480.


N90PB: Beech 200 Super King Air at Anchorage, Alaska

N90PB: Beech 200 Super King Air (Mfg. USA, 1976 - c/c BB125)

Operated by Grant Aviation

Taxiing at Anchorage on July 13, 2007.


N94TH: Eurocopter AS-350B-2 at Skagway, Alaska

N94TH: Eurocopter AS-350B-2 Écureuil (Squirrel) (Mfg. France, 1991 - c/n 2548)

Operated by Temsco Helicopters

Departing from Skagway on a glacier tour on May 28, 2013.


N110XJ: Saab 340A at Anchorage, Alaska

N110XJ: Saab 340A (Mfg. Sweden, 1988 - c/n 340A-110)

Operated by PenAir.

Taxiing in heavy rain at Anchorage on July 13, 2007.


N138CP: Maule MT-7-235 Super Rocket at Lake Hood, Anchorage, Alaska

N138CP: Maule MT-7-235 Super Rocket

Operated by the Civil Air Patrol.

Tied down at Lake Hood, Anchorage (LHD) on August 25, 2002.


N147SA and N232SA: De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300s at Skagway, Alaska

N147SA and N232SA: De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 (Mfg. Canada)

Operated by Promech Air.

On the ramp at Skagway, Alaska on May 7, 2007. Promech had a base at Skagway for a couple of years to run glacier flightseeing tours over Glacier Bay.


N94TH: Eurocopter AS-350B-2 at Skagway, Alaska

N149TH: Eurocopter AS-350B-2 Écureuil (Squirrel) (Mfg. France, 2005 - c/n 9071)

Operated by Temsco Helicopters

Departing from Skagway on a glacier tour on July 13, 2009.


N202AK: Piper Super Cub in Anchorage, Alaska

N202AK: Piper Super Cub

Rebuilt by CubCrafters of Yakima, Washington.


N232SA: De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 at Skagway, Alaska

N232SA: de Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 (Mfg. Canada, 1974 - c/n 421)

Operated by Promech Air.

Getting some engine work done on the ramp at Skagway, Alaska on May 31, 2007.


N257UP: Mcdonnell Douglas MD-11F at Anchorage, Alaska

N257UP: McDonnell Douglas MD-11F (Mfg. USA, 1992 - c/n 48451)

Operated by United Parcel Service.

Taxiing in a heavy rain at Anchorage on July 13, 2007.


N257UP: Mcdonnell Douglas MD-11F at Anchorage, Alaska

N271UP: McDonnell Douglas MD-11F (Mfg. USA, 1993 - c/n 48572)

Operated by United Parcel Service.

Landing in a heavy rain at Anchorage on July 13, 2007.


N303AS: Boeing 737-990 at Anchorage, Alaska

N303AS: Boeing 737-990 (Mfg. USA, 1991 - c/n 30016)

Operated by Alaska Airlines.

Taxiing at Anchorage on July 13, 2007.


N321PL: Pilatus PC-12/45 at Skagway, Alaska

N321PL: Pilatus PC-12/45 (Mfg. Switzerland, 2000 - c/n 321)

Owned by Seaport Airlines of Portland, Oregon.

On the ramp at Skagway on May 31, 2007.


N332AK: Cessna 208B at Skagway, Alaska

N332AK: Cessna 208B at Skagway, Alaska

N332AK: Cessna 208B (Mfg. USA, 1999 - c/n 208B0779)

Operated by Wings of Alaska.

Top - taxiing onto the runway at Skagway on March 27, 2007.

Bottom - climbing out of Skagway on April 21, 2012.


N502US: 1985 Boeing 757-251 in Anchorage, Alaska

N502US: Boeing 757-251 (mfg. USA, 1985 - c/n 23191)

Operated by Northwest Airlines.

Getting ready to taxi to the runway at Anchorage on July 13, 2007. The aircraft was sold to Delta Air Lines the following year.


N522FE: 1992 McDonnell Douglas MD-11F in Anchorage, Alaska

N522FE: McDonnell Douglas MD-11F (mfg. USA, 1992 - c/n 48476)

Operated by Federal Express.

Taxiing at Anchorage on July 13, 2007.


N566AS: 2007 Boeing 737-890 in Anchorage, Alaska

N566AS: Boeing 737-890 (mfg. USA, 2007 - c/n 35182)

Operated by Alaska Airlines.

Taxiing at Anchorage on July 13, 2007.


N626KT: Cessna U206G at Anchorage, Alaska

N626KT: Cessna U206G Stationair (mfg. USA, 1985 - c/n 23191)

Operated by Rust's Flying Service.

Landing at Lake Hood, Anchorage (LHD) on August 25, 2002.


N629US: Boeing 747-251F in Anchorage, Alaska

N629US: Boeing 747-251F (mfg. USA, 1980 - c/n 22388)

Operated by Northwest Airlines Cargo.

Taxiing at Anchorage on July 19, 2008.


N645NW: Boeing 747-222B at Skagway, Alaska

N645NW: Boeing 747-222B at Skagway, Alaska

N645NW: Boeing 747-222B (Mfg. USA, 1987 - c/n 23736)

Operated by Northwest Airlines Cargo.

Both photos were shot at Anchorage (ANC) on July 13, 2007.


N685PA: Saab 340B at Anchorage, Alaska

N685PA: Saab 340B (Mfg. Sweden, 1988 - c/n 340B-212)

Operated by PenAir.

Taxiing at Anchorage on July 13, 2007.


N733PA: 1986 Boeing 737-205 in Anchorage, Alaska

N733PA: Boeing 737-205 (mfg. USA, 1986 - c/n 23466)

Operated by ConocoPhilips Aviation - gravel-equipped for flights to Alaska's North Slope. The aircraft was put into storage in 2013.

Being pushed out at Anchorage on July 13, 2007.


N768AS: 1992 Boeing 737-490 in Anchorage, Alaska

N768AS: Boeing 737-490 (mfg. USA, 1992 - c/n 27082)

Operated by Alaska Airlines.

Parked at Anchorage on July 19, 2008.


1943 Grumman G-21A Goose at Lake Hood, Anchorage, Alaska

N789: Grumman G-21A Goose.

Built for the U.S. Navy in 1943 (c/n B-102), and now resides at the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum.


N799AS: 1998 Boeing 737-490 in Anchorage, Alaska

N799AS: Boeing 737-490 (mfg. USA, 1998 - c/n 29270)

Operated by Alaska Airlines.

Taxiing at Anchorage on July 13, 2007.


N802TH: Eurocopter AS-350B-2 at Skagway, Alaska

N802TH: Eurocopter AS-350B-2 &Ecute;cureuil (Squirrel) (Mfg. France, 2000 - c/n 9023)

Operated by Temsco Helicopters

Departing from Skagway on a glacier tour on July 13, 2009.


N958AS: 1991 McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 (MD-83) in Anchorage, Alaska

N958AS: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 (MD-83) (mfg. USA, 1991 - c/n 53024)

Operated by Alaska Airlines.

Being pushed back at Anchorage on July 13, 2007.


N970TH: Eurocopter AS-350B-2 at Skagway, Alaska

N970TH: Eurocopter AS-350B-2 Écureuil (Squirrel) (Mfg. France, 2000 - c/n 9011)

Operated by Temsco Helicopters

Parked at Skagway on May 7, 2013.


N1047B: Beechcraft C-18S at Anchorage, Alaska

N1047B: Beechcraft C-18S (Mfg. USA, 1943 - c/n 7728)

Commonly called a Beech 18, this aircraft was built as a military UC-45F. These aircraft were used for search and rescue by the Army Air Forces. It is seen here among the "project" aircraft at the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum on August 25, 2002.


N1324A: Piper PA-18-125 Super Cub in Fairbanks, Alaska

N1324A: Piper PA-18-125 Super Cub (Mfg. USA, 1951 - c/n 18-1134)

Landing on the Chena River at Fairbanks on July 17, 2006.


N1553C: Beech 1900C at Anchorage, Alaska

N1553C: Beech 1900C (Mfg. USA, 1988 - c/n UC-24)

Operated by Hageland Aviation.

Taxiing at Anchorage on July 13, 2007.


N1707E: 1946 Aeronca 7DC at Fairbanks, Alaska

N1707E: Aeronca 7DC Champion ("Champ") (Mfg. USA, 1946 - c/n 7AC-5272)

On display at the Wedgewood Resort in Fairbanks on July 8, 2007.


N2588Z: Cessna 185B Skywagon in Fairbanks, Alaska

N2588Z: Cessna 185B Skywagon (Mfg. USA, 1963 - c/n 185-0588)

Moored along the Chena River in Fairbanks on July 17, 2006.


N2693P: Consolidated Aeronautics - Lake LA-4-200 at Haines, Alaska

N2693P: Consolidated Aeronautics - Lake LA-4-200 (Mfg. USA, 1978 - c/n 898)

Parked at the Haines Airport (HNS) on March 27, 2007.


N2765A: Piper PA-18-135 Super Cub in Fairbanks, Alaska

N2765A: Piper PA-18-135 Super Cub (Mfg. USA, 1952 - c/n 18-1824)

Parked on a gravel strip alongside the Chena River at Fairbanks on July 17, 2006.


N2884M: Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six in Skagway, Alaska

N2884M: Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six (mfg. USA, 1977 - c/n 32-7840058)

Operated by Skagway Air Service.

Taking off from Skagway (SGY) on April 14, 2007.


N2899J: de Havilland DH-3 Turbo Otter at Lake Hood, Anchorage, Alaska

N2899J: de Havilland DH-3 Turbo Otter at Lake Hood, Anchorage, Alaska

N2899J: de Havilland DH-3 Turbo Otter (Mfg. Canada 1961 - c/n 425). Repowered with a Pratt & Whitney turbine.

Operated by Rust Aviation.

Making a fast turn, and back at their base on Lake Hood in Anchorage, on August 25, 2002.


N4310E: 1948 Aeronca 11CC at Denali National Park, Alaska

N4310E: Aeronca 11CC (mfg. USA, 1948 - c/n 11CC-176)

Parked at the Denali National Park Airport (INR) on July 14, 2000.


N4509K: 1948 Ryan Navion at Denali, Alaska

N4509K: Ryan Navion (Mfg. USA, 1948 - c/n NAV-4-1509)

Parked at the Denali Airport (AK06) on August 27, 2002.


N4586U: Cessna U206G Stationair at Anchorage, Alaska

N4586U: Cessna U206G Stationair (Mfg. USA, 1979 - c/n U20604990)

Operated by Rust Aviation.

Landing at Lake Hood (LHD) in Anchorage on August 25, 2002.


N5189E: Cessna 180B at Lake Hood, Anchorage, Alaska

N5189E: Cessna 180B (Mfg. USA, 1959)

This beautiful airbrush work was photographed at Lake Hood on August 25, 2002.


N6177M: 1948 Stinson 108-3 Voyager at Lake Hood, Anchorage, Alaska

N6177M: Stinson 108-3 Voyager (Mfg. USA, 1948 - c/n 108-4177)

Parked at Lake Hood (LHD) in Anchorage on August 25, 2002.


N6191R: Rufli at Fairbanks, Alaska

N6191R: Rufli (Mfg. USA, 1992 - c/n 001)

This is a heavily-modified Piper PA-18 Super Cub, built by Theodore J. Rufli in 1992. This photo shows it doing some demonstration flying for passengers on the cruise boat Discovery on the Chena River in Fairbanks, Alaska, on July 27, 2003. The following summer, it was heavily damaged in a crash at this strip following an engine failure.


N8964: Dehavilland DHC-2 Beaver Mk. 1 at Lake Hood, Anchorage, Alaska

N8964: Dehavilland DHC-2 Beaver Mk. 1 (Mfg. USA, 1952 - c/n 538)

Operated by the Anchorage wing of the Civil Air Patrol

Lake Hood, Anchorage, Alaska, August 25, 2002.


N8998Y: Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub at Fairbanks, Alaska

N8998Y: Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub (Mfg. USA, 1975 - c/n 18-7509132)

Landing on the Chena River at Fairbanks on August 28, 2002.


N10704: 1954 de Havilland DHC-3 Turbo Otter at Lake Hood, Anchorage, Alaska

N10704: 1954 de Havilland DHC-3 Turbo Otter (Mfg Canada, 1954 - c/n 44)

Repowered with a Pratt & Whitney PT6A turbine. Seating 11, it was working charters for Alaska Air Taxi at Lake Hood on August 25, 2002.


N14066: Waco YKC at Anchorage, Alaska

N14066: Waco YKC (mfg. USA, 1934)

Seeing a floatplane in a museum hangar is like seeing a grizzly in a zoo cage. But to see an aircraft such as this, a museum is where you need to go - the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum in this case.


N29762: 1980 Bellanca 8GCBC Scout at Fairbanks, Alaska

N29762: Bellanca 8GCBC Scout (Mfg. USA, 1980 - c/n 352-80)

Parked at the Chena Marina strip (AK28) in Fairbanks on July 17, 2006.


N31589: Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six in Skagway, Alaska

N31589: Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six (mfg. USA, 1978 - c/n 32-7840135)

Operated by Skagway Air Service.

Getting loaded in Skagway for a scheduled flight to Juneau on March 27, 2007.


1943 PBY 5A Catalina Canso at Lake Hood, Anchorage, Alaska

N57875: PBY 5A Catalina Canso, Model OA-10 (Mfg. USA, 1943 - c/n 44-33954)

While operating with the 10th Rescue Squadron in 1947 at Elmendorf Air Force Base, this aircraft made a forced landing at Dago Lake on the Alaska Peninsula. Abandoned there, it was sold and stripped, then finally recovered by the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum in 1984.


N58191: Hughes 369D at Denali, Alaska

N58191: Hughes 369D (mfg. USA, 1977 - c/n 1070187D)

Operated by Temsco Helicopters.

Parked at the Denali National Park Airport (INR) on July 23, 2002.


Juneau, Alaska

N60077: de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver (Mfg. USA, 1960 - c/n 1419)

Operated by Alaska Seaplane Service.

Taxiing at Juneau (JNU) on March 30, 2007.


N84735: Cessna A185F Skywagon in Fairbanks, Alaska

N84735: Cessna A185F Skywagon (mfg. USA, 1976 - c/n 18503152)

Moored along the Chena River in Fairbanks on July 15, 2012.


N92078: Maule M-7-235 Super Rocket at Denali, Alaska

N92078: Maule M-7-235 Super Rocket (Mfg. USA, 1991 - c/n 4088C)

Parked at Denali National Park on July 23, 2002.


1946 Taylorcraft N95288 in Fairbanks, Alaska

N95288: Taylorcraft BC12-D (Mfg. USA, 1946 - c/n 9688)

Parked along the Chena River in Fairbanks on July 17, 2006.


RA-82045: Antonov An-124-100 Ruslan in Anchorage, Alaska

RA-82045: Antonov An-124-100 Ruslan (Mfg. USSR - c/n 9773052255113)

Operated by Volga-Dnepr Airlines.

Parked at Anchorage on June 8, 2012.


Anchorage Airport, Alaska

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Alaska (IATA/FAA: ANC, ICAO: PANC)

The South Terminal Observation Deck is on Level 3, one level up from the main check-in and gate level. As well as excellent aircraft viewing to the west, it houses a fairly large Native art collection.


Haines Airport, Alaska

Haines Airport, Alaska (IATA: HNS, ICAO: PAHN)

On final for Runway 26 on March 27, 2007. The runway is asphalt, 4000 feet long x 100 feet wide.


Juneau International Airport, Alaska

Juneau International Airport, Alaska (IATA/FAA: JNU, ICAO: PAJN)

Looking north across the airport to the Mendenhall Valley on March 27, 2007.


Skagway, Alaska

Skagway, Alaska (IATA/FAA: SGY, ICAO: PAGY)

On final for Runway 02 on March 30, 2007. The runway is asphalt, 3550 feet long x 75 feet wide, and as you can see, the valley ahead is tight. To see what a landing in the oposite direction (Runway 20) looks and feels like on a windy winter day, see my 3½-minute video at Youtube.


The envelope below was flown on the first Northwest Airlines flight
between Anchorage and Seattle, on September 1, 1946.
Until January 1952, Merrill Field was the main airport in Anchorage.