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Merrill Field Airstrip

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Small but interesting

It's interesting to see the planes landing or taking off. It's a small airfield but worth a visit... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2016
Usia2014
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Calgary, Canada
I love watching planes take off and land from merrill Field.

This is an excellent place to find an instructional place to learn to fly, or ship out items to the... read more

Reviewed March 15, 2016
Marie A
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Anchorage, Alaska
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31 Jul 2016
“Small but interesting”
15 Mar 2016
“I love watching planes take off and land from merrill Field.”
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800 Merrill Field Dr, Anchorage, AK 99501-4129
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Reviewed July 31, 2016

It's interesting to see the planes landing or taking off. It's a small airfield but worth a visit while in Anchorage, if you are into planes.

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Reviewed March 15, 2016

This is an excellent place to find an instructional place to learn to fly, or ship out items to the bush. My boyfriend flies out of Merrill every week for his job as he works remotely.

1  Thank Marie A
Reviewed December 12, 2015

Fly into Anchorage and do your shopping or appointments and enjoy a nice meal. Merrill Field Airstrip is surround by everything you need. We keep a car parked here all the time.

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Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Cute little airport but a historical one! It is a great airport if you want to watch small planes take off or do touch and go's.

Thank SkywardGirl
Reviewed November 22, 2015

What can I say? It's a tiny airport (big enough for small planes like Cubs and Cessnas, etc) with lots of helicopters. Nothing really that special there, you can take flying lessons. It's in the seedy part of town and has some really rough clubs...More

Thank ABrue
Reviewed April 21, 2015

Sightseeing or flying lessons from this strip (the vendors who do business here) are more likely to be old school Alaskan and have a lower overhead expense than those vendors flying off of Steven's international strip...

Thank roger1023
Reviewed April 21, 2015

This airstrip is right inside the city and is a great place to take tours of surrounding glaciers and mountains. My impressions have always been that it is clean considering how old the facilities are.

Thank Chris H
Reviewed June 21, 2013

Great for aviation geeks. Theres no public tour facilities but I enjoyed soaking up the atmosphere. Maybe not worth it for people not into aviation

Thank BrisbaneNewDad
Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

We take it for granted driving by it everyday. Not to many places you land in a small downtown area. Flight tours to the University aviation school. They landed a 737 in march 2013 huge jet for small strip. And thats how you review an...More

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Reviewed November 15, 2012

How do you rate an airstrip? My father was a pilot, he also worked for the FAA, so I have been here. However, would a person that doesn't fly just visit Merrill Field? Weird...

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