Alaska Review 44
Alaska Review collection
Independent Television Inc.
The potential for using air-cushion vehicles for transportation, cargo-hauling, and rescue operations in Alaska is investigated in this episode. Those interviewed include: Captain John McGrath of the Canadian Coast Guard; Captain Spoltman of the U.S. Coast Guard; Dave Westrup, part owner of Hovercraft Transportation Services; Aaron Potz (?), hovercraft operator; Dick Longacre, program manager of a government funded air-cushioned vehicle demonstration program; John Bates, deputy commissioner of the Alaska Department of Transportation; and Pat Ryan of the airport authority in Anchorage. The program contains views of various types of hovercraft in operation over land and water, Prudhoe Bay facilities, a gravel island in the Beaufort Sea, a Bethel-area hovercraft operation, and the Alaska Hovertravel Port in Anchorage. The program ends with a preview of an upcoming Alaska Review episode about the Pribilof Islands. The program also contains Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about real estate title insurance and chainsaw safety.
U-matic videotape; color; sound
Alaska Film Archives, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks
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