Bill Diehl's desire to one day fly an airplane began when he was just six years old, and eventually that fascination with aviation led to Diehl designing and manufacturing the Arctic Tern, with dozens of the aircraft produced in Alaska.
John Hajdukovich didnt care much for flying until his riverboat broke down and he got a ride back to Fairbanks with a bold pilot. The rest is Alaska aviation history.
Born in 1927, Holger Jorgensen became one of Alaska's most well-known pilots. And despite every adversity and the loss of his eyesight toward the end of his career, he continued his flying until he retired in 1994.
Richard Wien is a walking encyclopedia of Alaska aviation history, and much of it lies in his familys legacy.
Orin Seybert started in aviation by giving rides to people from one village to another for fun. Today, Penair, the business he started has over 550 employees and 40 aircraft.
Pilots, take note. The VOR at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport will change to frequncy 113.15 MHz and the identifier will change to "TED" beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9.
A new book by Swiss photographer Ruedi Homberger and Alaska artists Jon and Jona Van Zyle documents -- via testimonials and beautiful photographs -- the Wrangell Mountains from the air.
The Alaska Aviation Museum unveiled two new flight simulators on Wednesday, including one that allows the participant to take a virtual trip into deep space on the Shuttle Discovery.
The Alaska chapter of the women's pilot organization the Ninety-Nines will host an off-airport landing training seminar in August for pilots headed to remote landing sites.
On August 6, the Palmer Airport will play host to day loaded with safety and educational events for pilots and aviation enthusiasts, complete with a short-field take-off and landing clinic.
More than 300 people turned out for the annual Alaska Aviation Museum salmon bake and fly-by over the 2011 July 4 weekend, with a unique opportunity to see some classic planes perform up close.
If you find yourself in town for the July 4 holiday -- or even if you just happen to be flying by Lake Hood -- the annual Salmon Bake and Fly-By at the Alaska Aviation Museum will be going from 1-6 p.m. that day.
Flying in a "topless," hang-glider-like flex wing means relying on the thermals to gain altitude and glide above the Knik Arm 3,000 feet in the air, in a pod open to the elements.
With summer settling in across Alaska, the fly-in event schedule fills up fast, including two fly-ins this weekend, one in Kenai and one in Palmer.
The beautiful plane raffled off at this year's Alaska Airmen's Trade Show is being sold by the man who won it, less than one month later and for significantly less than the plane's value.