Roundtrip at Alaska (USA)

June 22, 2019

Two weeks Roundtrip at Alaska, USA. Alaska is a U.S. state in the northwest extremity of the United States West Coast, just across the Bering Strait from Asia. The Canadian province of British Columbia and territory of Yukon border the state to the east and southeast. Its most extreme western part is Attu Island, and it has a maritime border with Russia (Chukotka Autonomous Okrug) to the west across the Bering Strait. To the north are the Chukchi and Beaufort seas - southern parts of the Arctic Ocean. The Pacific Ocean lies to the south and southwest. It is the largest U.S. state by area and the seventh largest subnational division in the world. In addition, it is the 3rd least populous and the most sparsely populated of the 50 United States; nevertheless, it is by far the most populous territory located mostly north of the 60th parallel in North America: its population - estimated at 738,432 by the United States Census Bureau in 2015— is more than quadruple the combined populations of Northern Canada and Greenland.

Denali National Park and Preserve

 

Approximately half of Alaska's residents live within the Anchorage metropolitan area. Alaska's economy is dominated by the fishing, natural gas, and oil industries, resources which it has in abundance. United States armed forces bases and tourism are also a significant part of the economy.

On March 30, 1867, the United States purchased Alaska from the Russian Empire for 7.2 million U.S. dollars, or approximately two cents per acre ($4.74/km2). The area went through several administrative changes before becoming organized as a territory on May 11, 1912. It was admitted as the 49th state of the U.S. on January 3, 1959.

The capital city, Juneau, is situated on the mainland of the North American continent but is not connected by road to the rest of the North American highway system.

Anchorage Intl. Airport (ANC)  RWY14/32    3531 m × 46 m Asphalt

 

HL7415 Asiana Cargo B747-400F landing on RWY07R

 

 

N59314 Bush Air Cargo DC3 landing on RWY07L

Constructed as a C-47A-5-DK by Douglas at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. Was delivered on 19 January 1944 to the United States Army Air Force with s/n 42-92550.

 

 N721AL United States - Department of Justice (DOJ)  Dash8-400

 

 

N747BC Boeing Company B747-400LCF

 

N356KD Western Global B747-400F

 

All pictures are Copyright by Martin and Christoph Rogosz

 

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