This particular Goose has a long Alaska history. Danny's father, Orin Seybert, who founded PenAir, originally bought the plane from Aleutian aviation pioneer Bob Reeve.
The plane was sold to someone outside at one point, but it found its way back home eventually.
"When I started looking at Gooses that were available," Seybert said. "I think there were only about 30 actual flying Gooses left in the world."
Seybert bought the plane and brought it back to Alaska, where it found a government subsidised route between Unalaska and Akutan.
"It's the only way in or out unless you take a boat," April Pelkey, of Akutan said.
A boat-ride from Akutan to Unalaska takes about five hours in good weather. Pelkey, who is pregnant with twins, does not relish that type of trip.
Her daughter, Veronika Tcheripanoff, was born in Anchorage, as her twins will be. Vroni's first flight was aboard the Goose.
"At least I got pictures of her in it," Pelkey said. "She knows what it is when it comes in. She'll point at the plane and get all excited."
After September, residents of Akutan will no longer see the familiar amphibious outline on the horizon. That's because a new runway being built on the nearby island of Akun will make the old plane unnecessary.
The Goose was originally brought in for its ability to land in rough water, according to fill-in pilot Burke Meese.
"Having two engines, you can meneuver it on the water in real strong wind conditions," Meese said. "The hull design, it can take real rough water and a certain amount of swell and high wind chop."
Which is all good, because the waters of Akutan Harbor rarely offer anything less.
"It can do things most other seaplanes can't do," Meese said.
The plane takes off from the Tom Madsen Airport in Unalaska using the regular runway. After 30 minutes of flying over some of the most spectacular scenery anywhere, Meese drops the engines down a notch and descends into Akutan Harbor.
The blue water comes up fast, as the hull skies along like a speed boat. Soon the plane settles off the airfoil and sinks into the water. For a brief moment you feel as though you might sink.
But the faithful, old plane just bobs along and eventually pops out of the water onto dry land at the Akutan seaplane base.
"It's just been a really good tool for the company," Seybert said. "Personally I'm gonna miss them when they're gone."
Seybert won't miss the cost of maintenances.
The plane is grounded once a year for its annual checkup, and since the hull is aluminium, they have to fight to stay ahead of the inevitable corrosion.
"They don't make them anymore," Seybert said. "To annual one of these costs us about $100,000 a year."
But the corrosion fighting during the annual is not the biggest problem with PenAir's Goose.
"Our biggest problem with the airplane is the landing gear," Seybert said. "We have only one spare set, and once we use that set, there are no more landing gear left in the world."
Federal Aviation Administration rules prohibit them from manufacturing new landing gear, so it's like watching this Goose go extinct one day at a time.
Pilots love to fly the old planes.
"It's a good plane," Meese said. "The old airplanes were built according to a little different philosophy. They're a joy to fly. This one's a really nice flying airplane."
Meese, Pelkey and Seybert all have something in common. They will miss the old Goose once she's gone.
Pelkey would like to see it tied up to the harbor there in Akutan. Meese believes it will find its way to a museum some day. Seybert says it's really tough to sell these old birds in this economy.
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