Rob Stapleton, a frequent contributor to General Aviation News, sent us this link to a new video he posted on YouTube, which shows seaplane takeoffs and landings shot in the span of one hour on Sept. 17, 2021, at Lake Hood Seaplane Base (PALH) at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Alaska.
“This is hunting and bear viewing season, so there is a tremendous amount of traffic on Lake Hood in August and early September,” he says. “Lake Hood Seaplane Base has seen as much as 70,000 takeoffs and landings in years past.”
“This footage is completely candid with no communication with the aircraft or pilots,” he adds. “You can hear the Lake Hood Tower and aircraft as I use a handheld Icom radio to monitor aircraft taking off and landing.”