PIPER PA-18-150 SUPER CUB, FAIRBANKS, ALASKA, JUNE 16, 2010
SMC Pentax-DA 55-300 at 300mm
1/1500 sec. f9.5
As emblematic of Alaska as moose or grizzlies are bush planes, usually on floats. This one, the Piper Super Cub, has been a mainstay of the state's bush flying for 61 years. I captured it from the deck of a stern-wheeler on the Chena River outside Fairbanks as it demonstrated two landings and takeoffs for the cruise-line tourists aboard.