GOOD FOR THE GOOSE

GOOD FOR THE GOOSE  R.BLYSETH ©2014  PRINT WILL NOT HAVE VISIBLE WATERMARK

GOOD FOR THE GOOSE  R.BLYSETH ©2014  PRINT WILL NOT HAVE VISIBLE WATERMARK

GOOD FOR THE GOOSE

Departing on another leg of the days journey is the venerable Grumman Goose.  Built during World War Two for transport to areas that would be otherwise inaccessible without paved runways and to rescue those at sea, the rugged goose went on to serve in many rolls long after the War.

A small plaque at the Smithsonian Air and Space museum near the Goose on display there says it best, 

"In Alaska, where mountains and glaciers dramatically combine with picturesque bays and inlets, commuting by air is a way of life.  Coastal communities without airports depend upon seaplanes for transportation, groceries, and supplies...  The Goose has a long history of Alaskan commuter airline service."