We put out a call for seaplane stories to our readers. Here’s one from Doug Robertson: I chartered this de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver N4444Z on straight floats from Rust’s Aviation at Lake Hood Seaplane Base in August 2007. The photo (below) taken from copilot seat shows us rolling out on final for landing at LHD.
Van was my experienced smooth pro pilot who did a wonderful job demonstrating all forms of requested seaplane landings and takeoffs at a number of different wilderness lakes north of LHD and ANC.
The ANC tower can be seen on far left, controlling ANC, LHD and the Lake Hood gravel strip Z41. I recommend Rust’s superb experience for just a Private ASEL Pilot since 1966.
N4444Z is also featured on the paper flyleaf cover of the book BUSHPLANES by Geza Szurovy.