Hudson landing N13025, a Cessna 172, at Merrill Field in Anchorage, Alaska

I forget the type of aircraft this is. Heavily edited, from the Alaska Heritage Aviation Museum in Anchorage.

I forget the type of aircraft this is. Heavily edited, from the Alaska Heritage Aviation Museum in Anchorage.

A buffet of history and wonder

A buffet of history and wonder

Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Tail at the Alaska Heritage Aviation Museum in Anchorage

Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Tail at the Alaska Heritage Aviation Museum in Anchorage

Flying on an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 from St. Louis, Missouri to Seattle, Washington on August 24, 2011.

Flying on an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 from St. Louis, Missouri to Seattle, Washington on August 24, 2011.

N13205 at Goose Bay, Alaska. After a few touch and go’s, we decided to make a full stop to get out and stretch our legs.

N13205 at Goose Bay, Alaska. After a few touch and go’s, we decided to make a full stop to get out and stretch our legs.