Alaska Mega Machines
The S-Spars stands ten stories tall and has two ninety-foot array faces. It can see more than 3,000 miles into space!
The S-Spars Can Detect Incoming Nuclear Threats
The A-Star 350 B2 Helicopter is the "sports car of the helicopter world." It's the length of an average school bus and can travel 20 mph faster than most helicopters.
This Helicopter is an ICU on the inside, Mega Machine on the Outside
Miners at Greens Creek must chip away at the mountain side 12 feet at a time using hundreds of pounds of explosives. A dangerous mixture of fertilizer and diesel is pumped into holes. If they succeed, silver ore will be collected.
Setting a Mine Explosion
This engine room floor was built upside down so it could be easily worked on. Now the crew has to flip it right side up! Thank goodness for those super strong gantry cranes!
Flipping a Ferry Engine Room
The Yeti's "mouth" has 588 sharp teeth! Its favorite meal? Thick ice on airport runways!
This One of a Kind Machine has 588 Metallic Teeth!
Each arm on this extreme De-Icer is 50 feet long! After they're deployed, the arms shoot a deicing solution that acts like rock salt on a road.
Meet the Machine that Keeps Airport Runways Ice Free
Alaska's interior typically gets 60 inches of snow each winter. People need to crank up the heat to stay warm! It's no wonder Alaska ranks 3rd in the country for energy consumption per person!
These Wind Turbines Keep Alaska Going in the Winter
When Alaska's Dalton Highway floods, there's an estimated $1 million in economic losses per day. It's no easy task keeping these roadways clear. Call in the #MegaMachines!
Combating Floods on Alaskan Highways
This state of the art helicopter is longer than a basketball court and strong enough to lift two adult elephants. Despite its massive size, it can fly higher than almost any other helicopter.
The CH-47 Chinook Proves It Can Lift 50K Pounds
The Marine Travelift 600 C towers 54 feet high and weighs as much as a jumbo jet.
Alaska's Biggest Boat Lift Can Pick Up 6 Blue Whales