Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum and Lake Hood Floatplane Base

The Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum is on the south shore of Lake Hood, half a mile from the Ted Stevens International Airport. It displays Alaskan aviation history and artifacts.

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The Lake Hood Floatplane Base (LHD or PALH) is the busiest seaplane base in the world, with over 87,000 takeoffs and landings a year, an average of 190 flights per day. It is 3 NM southeast of central Anchorage, located on Lakes Hood and Spenard. During the winter the frozen lake surface is maintained for ski-equipped aircraft. There are three seaplane landing area: E/W, N/S, and NW/SE. 761 seaplanes are based here.

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