If this Alaskan owned an airplane…

Goose Over Water

… it would be a Grumman Goose.

At the end of 2012, PenAir retired its Goose — The Spirit of Akutan II — which ended the commercial flying boat service in Alaska. Since 1977, PenAir’s Goose provided regular air service to the remote Aleutian community of Akutan, where the surf was too rough for the floats of more traditional seaplanes.

The Goose is a beautiful seaplane. With those twin 450 horsepower, Pratt & Whitney radial engines, you’d have no trouble getting your moose out.

Goose-taking-off

About icefogger

Just a basic, down to Earth, laid back type of guy here, who loves the outdoors, the indoors, jazz on the turntable, a fire in the woodstove, the northern lights blazing across the sky, and the company of good friends. View all posts by icefogger

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