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The feature excursion of our Fairbanks day was the Riverboat Discovery cruise down the Chena and Tanana Rivers. Shortly after leaving the dock, a demonstration of bush plane flying is presented - it used to be a modified Piper Super Cub on wheels, but since he crashed into the river beside the boat a couple of years ago, another pilot with this float-equipped 1951 Piper PA-18-125 is performing. This photo, shot at 2:15 p.m., also shows some of the very large homes being built on the hill above the Chena River.

This photograph is © 2006 by Murray Lundberg, and is not to be copied without express permission.
A photograph of a 1951 Piper PA-18-125