89 Votes (4.69 Average) and 78,806 Views  

Boeing 737-800 (N577AS) - Ever feel like youre being watched?
/images/icons/csMagGlass.png medium / large / full

Boeing 737-800 (N577AS)


Ever feel like you're being watched?


Please log in or register to post a comment.

Ian Moult
That is so cool!
Miguel Paredes
What a fun capture! I've always loved that Alaska Airlines livery, and you have made it come to life in this shot!
Alex Georgescu
I find this disturbing :)
Guy Genbrugge
Can somebody tell me who that person is on the back of each airplane?
Wayne Brown
Nice to see Americas favorite airline. Treating customers as people everyday not as cattle.
Thrilled to see this airline expanding its routes across America and International.
My preferred carrier since 1972.
Isaac Vogelzang
Guy, I have heard that that is "the eskimo man".
Cool shot!
Don Lynch
I think the pic is great. However I have no idea who that is. It has no meaning to me.
Mike Whetstone
Might be Eskimo Joe; runs a great tavern in Stillwater, Oklahoma, usually shown with a big cheesy grin and perfect teeth. :)
Max Jones
Guy Genbrugge, I think I posted this story on this site years ago but this is a perfect opportunity to tell it again! When I was a controller at Burbank tower back in the mid eighties Alaska was taxiing and someone came on frequency and asked "Hey Alaska, who's that guy on your tail?" Alaska replied "He's our Chief Pilot" to which the first guy responded "He's better looking than ours!"
And Isaac Vogelzang is correct. It's just an image of an anonymous Eskimo, according to the Alaska pilot.
Dwight Hartje
Incredible shot!!
Glenn Mottley
I heard once that it is the semblance of a gold miner (in Alaska, a "sourdough"). Kinda cool that it can be viewed both ways. Can anyone from Alaska weigh in on this?
www.alaska.net "After the California gold rush, when the Klondike prospectors sailed from San Francisco to Alaska, they carried precious sourdough starter with them - and ever since sourdough bread has been associated with San Francisco. And in Alaska, a prospector with a pot of sourdough strapped to his back was quickly nicknamed a "sourdough"."
Austen Pyle
It is cool to see the old and new of Alaska's Livery. I really like the new Eskimo! Alaska is the BEST!
Greg Byington
Whether the eskimo on the tail is a real person or not, and if it is who is it, is something of a mystery, and the airline is apparently happy to leave it that way. See their explanation here:


I flew Alaska for the first time last year, and it was great.
Love this picture!
Oh my god a Muammar Gaddafi look alike convention?
Had to laugh! Great shot of my favorite aircraft and airline! Thank you for this unique shot!
Derek MacphersonPhoto Uploader
Thanks so much guys!
Greg Byington
Oh, and great shot, DMac!. It is like a forest of Alaska Airlines tails. ;-)
Sean Ellis
The guy on the tail of the Alaska jets is my friend Thomas Piscoya from Nome Alaska. Tom is a senior Captain at Alaska Airlines and has Ben flying in Alaska about 40 years. Others will say it’s an artistic rendition of a native Alaskan but those of us who know better know for sure it’s Tom!
Want a full history search for N577AS dating back to 1998? Buy now. Get it within one hour.
Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
20-Apr-2024 B738Kodiak ()Anchorage Intl () 03:17PM AKDT 03:54PM AKDT Scheduled
20-Apr-2024 B738Anchorage Intl ()Kodiak () 01:24PM AKDT 02:02PM AKDT Scheduled
20-Apr-2024 B738Fairbanks Intl ()Anchorage Intl () 11:10AM AKDT 11:53AM AKDT Scheduled
20-Apr-2024 B738Anchorage Intl ()Fairbanks Intl () 09:10AM AKDT 09:50AM AKDT Scheduled
19-Apr-2024 B738Nome ()Anchorage Intl () 06:08PM AKDT 07:11PM AKDT Scheduled
19-Apr-2024 B738Anchorage Intl ()Nome () 03:46PM AKDT 04:56PM AKDT Scheduled
19-Apr-2024 B738Merle K (Mudhole) Smith ()Anchorage Intl () 01:52PM AKDT 02:27PM AKDT Scheduled
19-Apr-2024 B738Yakutat ()Merle K (Mudhole) Smith () 12:07PM AKDT 12:43PM AKDT Scheduled
19-Apr-2024 B738Juneau Intl ()Yakutat () 10:16AM AKDT 10:56AM AKDT Scheduled
19-Apr-2024 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Juneau Intl () 07:50AM PDT 09:11AM AKDT Scheduled
18-Apr-2024 B738Harry Reid Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 06:29PM PDT 08:42PM PDT 2:12
18-Apr-2024 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Harry Reid Intl () 02:51PM PDT 04:52PM PDT 2:00
18-Apr-2024 B738Bob Hope ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 10:54AM PDT 01:00PM PDT 2:05
18-Apr-2024 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Bob Hope () 07:25AM PDT 09:32AM PDT 2:07
17-Apr-2024 B738Lihue ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 05:32PM HST 01:48AM PDT (+1) 5:15
17-Apr-2024 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Lihue () 01:09PM PDT 03:56PM HST 5:46
17-Apr-2024 B738Portland Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 09:09AM PDT 09:43AM PDT 0:33
16-Apr-2024 B738Palm Springs Intl ()Portland Intl () 10:52AM PDT 01:03PM PDT 2:11
16-Apr-2024 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Palm Springs Intl () 07:17AM PDT 09:21AM PDT 2:04
15-Apr-2024 B738Lihue ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 01:23PM HST 09:21PM PDT 4:58
15-Apr-2024 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Lihue () 08:49AM PDT 11:56AM HST 6:07
14-Apr-2024 B738Lihue ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 08:46PM HST 05:02AM PDT (+1) 5:16
14-Apr-2024 B738San Diego Intl ()Lihue () 03:55PM PDT 06:57PM HST 6:01
14-Apr-2024 B738Los Cabos Int'l ()San Diego Intl () 11:57AM MST 01:46PM PDT 1:49
14-Apr-2024 B738San Diego Intl ()Los Cabos Int'l () 08:35AM PDT 10:28AM MST 1:52
13-Apr-2024 B738Lihue ()San Diego Intl () 10:37PM HST 06:45AM PDT (+1) 5:08
13-Apr-2024 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Lihue () 06:06PM PDT 08:51PM HST 5:45
13-Apr-2024 B738Schulz-Sonoma County ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 03:02PM PDT 04:21PM PDT 1:19
13-Apr-2024 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Schulz-Sonoma County () 12:04PM PDT 01:37PM PDT 1:33
13-Apr-2024 B738John Wayne ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:47AM PDT 09:57AM PDT 2:09
12-Apr-2024 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()John Wayne () 06:51PM PDT 09:21PM PDT 2:30
12-Apr-2024 B738John Wayne ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 02:54PM PDT 05:01PM PDT 2:06
12-Apr-2024 B738Portland Intl ()John Wayne () 11:31AM PDT 01:42PM PDT 2:10
12-Apr-2024 B738Bob Hope ()Portland Intl () 07:39AM PDT 09:24AM PDT 1:44
11-Apr-2024 B738Portland Intl ()Bob Hope () 07:20PM PDT 09:16PM PDT 1:55
11-Apr-2024 B738Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Portland Intl () 03:51PM CDT 05:31PM PDT 3:39
11-Apr-2024 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 09:04AM PDT 02:14PM CDT 3:10
10-Apr-2024 B738Fairbanks Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 03:46PM AKDT 07:59PM PDT 3:13
10-Apr-2024 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Fairbanks Intl () 12:27PM PDT 02:43PM AKDT 3:16
10-Apr-2024 B738Reagan National ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 08:26AM EDT 11:01AM PDT 5:34
09-Apr-2024 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Reagan National () 02:19PM PDT 09:38PM EDT 4:18
09-Apr-2024 B738Harry Reid Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 10:19AM PDT 12:41PM PDT 2:22
09-Apr-2024 B738Portland Intl ()Harry Reid Intl () 07:12AM PDT 08:54AM PDT 1:42
08-Apr-2024 B738San Francisco Int'l ()Portland Intl () 10:06PM PDT 11:31PM PDT 1:24
08-Apr-2024 B738Reagan National ()San Francisco Int'l () 06:07PM EDT 08:32PM PDT 5:25
08-Apr-2024 B738San Francisco Int'l ()Reagan National () 08:12AM PDT 03:59PM EDT 4:46
07-Apr-2024 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()San Francisco Int'l () 10:01PM PDT 11:33PM PDT 1:31
07-Apr-2024 B738Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 06:04PM CDT 07:50PM PDT 3:45
07-Apr-2024 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 11:29AM PDT 04:44PM CDT 3:15
06-Apr-2024 B738Daniel K Inouye Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 11:35PM HST 08:13AM PDT (+1) 5:38
Basic users (becoming a basic user is free and easy!) view 3 months history. Join


Don't have an account? Register now (free) for customized features, flight alerts, and more!
Did you know that FlightAware flight tracking is supported by advertising?
You can help us keep FlightAware free by allowing ads from FlightAware.com. We work hard to keep our advertising relevant and unobtrusive to create a great experience. It's quick and easy to whitelist ads on FlightAware or please consider our premium accounts.