What is it like to live in Anchorage, Alaska?
Planes are not uncommon in Anchorage (tons of neighborhood air strips with little grass fields and hangars in the back. Say about 1/100 is a plane owner or commercial pilot. So everyone knows someone that either flys or owns a plane.
Like a 1/4 of people are active duty military, retired, or military families.
Outdoor stuff: hunting, fishing, hiking, mountain climbing, skiing, mountain or road biking, boating, windsurfing/ boretide surfing, target shooting, camping, offroading, snow machining (you probably call these snowmobiles).
Tons of wilderness and trails. There is literally a ~half million acre state park on the other side of the mountains from Anchorage. Go 60 minutes south on the (only) highway and you will be in the middle of wilderness. 4 hours the other way and you will be in Denali National Park (don’t worry though there are plenty of others along the way).
In the summer, very long days (16+ hours bright sun followed by twilight) in the 50s to 70s with light overcast and occasional drizzle.
To put it in perspective, my cousins from California were visiting over the summer and towards the end of the day we asked him based on the sunlight what time he thought it was. 6:30, maybe 7pm was his guess. No, it is 11:45PM.
In town on summer solstice we have a baseball game that starts at midnight without any artificial lighting.
Winter is long twilight nights with overcast in the low 10s to upper 20s. Spring is wet and rainy, fall is cool.