ANCHORAGE, Alaska — There's a new wave of aviation trying to gain momentum in Alaska.
This week, the Department of Transportation sponsored a three-day workshop where industry and business leaders met to discuss the possibility of cargo airships in Alaska.
"Distances becomes a tyranny unless you can afford to spend the money to build ground transportation systems everywhere you want to go," said the workshop's technical chairman Ron Hochstetler.
Villages all across Alaska rely on airstrips for cargo planes to land on to get any types of supplies, but some villages can't afford an airstrip, or there isn't room for one. These are the reasons airship technology could be the new wave for Alaska aviation.