Anchorage airport landing strip
I found the end of a landing strip for the Anchorage airport tonight. My hearing hasn't been the same since. (What???)
There's a 12-mile walking/biking trail in Anchorage, and somewhere along the line I found the end of the strip.
It's neat to watch the planes come in one after the other. The 727 wasn't too bad, but the plane w/ the four engines on the wings was incredibly loud. After that one I found some cotton in an aspirin bottle and plugged up my ears.
This one resulted in a painful four-engine shot to the right ear:
And here's what a couple of planes look like when they're bearing down on you and Anchorage International (Ted Stevens) airport: