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394 viewsAirline: Era AviationType: Bombardier Dash 8-102Registration: N882EAAirport: ANCCity: AnchorageState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 10, 2010With the crosswinds this Dash 8 makes some last second corrections before landing.Jun 19, 2010
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379 viewsAirline: Conair Type: General Dynamics Convair 580Registration: C-FKFAAirport: PAQCity: PalmerState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 9, 2010Conair sold several DC-6's to Everts in Alaska and still has a few active alongside a fleet of Convair 580 turboprops. Conair is a Canadian based company and has a contract to base an aircraft at Palmer and Fort Wainwright, Alaska.Jun 11, 2010
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371 viewsAirline: Bush Air CargoType: Douglas DC-3Registration: N777YAAirport: PAQCity: PalmerState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 9, 2010Previously flown as Woods Air Cargo, this DC-3 has kept the same paint scheme and only the first name is different. Palmer has several DC-3's still in service. Jun 11, 2010
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352 viewsAirline: Northern Air CargoType: Boeing 737-200Registration: N322DLAirport: ANCCity: AnchorageState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 8, 2010Flying strictly cargo with the original Delta airlines 1984 delivery registration. Northern Air once flew the largest DC-6 fleet in the world up until their removal in 2008 and now just a fleet of three 737-200's and a sole ATR-42 comprise the fleet. Aquired in April 2006 by NAC.Jun 11, 2010
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399 viewsAirline: Everts Air FuelType: Douglas DC-6Registration: N451CEAirport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 11, 2010Sporting a brand new livery is this Fueler that for many years flew with a common but yet attractive white/grey scheme with a black cheatline, similar to the look of the USAF and Navy livery. The black cord running above the wings is a safety item used on the ground for attaching a harness when mechanics do wing walking.Jun 11, 2010
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411 viewsAirline: Everts Air FuelType: Douglas DC-6Registration: N451CEAirport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 11, 2010Perhaps the only Everts aircraft that will ever wear this new blue top yellow striped scheme.Jun 11, 2010
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382 viewsAirline: Everts Air CargoType: Douglas DC-6Registration: N555SQAirport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 11, 2010Everts has plenty of room for two aircraft fitting comfortably with floor space to work the removed flight controls and engines. Jun 11, 2010
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396 viewsAirline: Frontier AlaskaType: Cessna 208Registration: N303GVAirport: PAGHCity: ShungnakState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 14, 2010This aircraft landed, dropped off a few passengers, then took off while our DC-4 sat unloading fuel.
Jun 10, 2010
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446 viewsAirline: Brooks Air FuelType: Douglas DC-4Registration: N96358Airport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 14, 2010Lining up for the 11,800 foot runway 2L at Fairbanks. A far cry from the short gravel strip we departed from at Shungnak!May 29, 2010
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421 viewsAirline: Brooks Air FuelType: Douglas DC-4Registration: N96358Airport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 14, 2010Brooks Fuel keeps a clean aircraft. Now becoming the world's only DC-4 cargo company Brooks' has aquired several airframes with N3054V seen of the wing which is stricly a cargo ship. We sit letting the engines warm up just before our fuel flight to Shungnak.May 29, 2010
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403 viewsAirline: Brooks Air FuelType: Douglas DC-4Registration: N96358Airport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 14, 2010Brooks Fuel delivers petroleum products to rural communities and miners using the Douglas DC-4 Skymasters. Currently with aircraft N96358 used for fuel hauling and N3054V as a cargo ship. Brooks Fuel has been in business since 1986.May 29, 2010
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410 viewsAirline: Brooks Air FuelType: Douglas DC-4Registration: N96358Airport: N/ACity: Yukon-Koyukuk territory State: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 14, 2010Typical view from the left seat of the Skymaster's flight deck. Trucking along with 3,400 gallons of unleaded gasoline at 6,500 feet AGL as we pass mountain peaks of up to 5,000 feet. Temperature at our departure from Fairbanks was about 60 degrees Fahrenheit but our destination of Shungnak 1.5 hours Northwest was reading 43 degrees.May 29, 2010
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397 viewsAirline: Brooks Air FuelType: Douglas DC-4Registration: N96358Airport: SGHCity: ShungnakState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 14, 2010Using an 6 inch diameter hose tied in with a small mower type engine we pump the 3,400 gallons into the waiting truck. The truck holds roughly 2,000 gallons and we had to wait 15 minutes for him to drop off the unleaded fuel and return for the rest. The pump and hoses go with the airplane.May 29, 2010
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363 viewsAirline: Brooks Air FuelType: Douglas DC-4Registration: N96358Airport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 14, 2010Taking a break is the Brooks DC-4 while a tanker truck fills with its cargo of unleaded fuel. Brooks takes pride in keeping his aircraft clean and it shows. May 29, 2010
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395 viewsAirline: Brooks Air FuelType: Douglas DC-4Registration: N96358Airport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 14, 2010Taking on roughly 3,400 gallons of 87 octane unleaded fuel from the Alaska Aerofuel Inc. tanker truck. Next stop Shungnak Alaska!May 29, 2010
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403 viewsAirline: Brooks Air FuelType: Douglas DC-4Registration: N96358Airport: N/ACity: N/AState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 14, 2010At 6,500 feet AGL we cross the great Yukon river in Alaska. For more photos of Brooks aircraft and the flight do a search for "Brooks".May 29, 2010
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403 viewsAirline: Brooks Air FuelType: Douglas DC-4Registration: N96358Airport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 14, 2010View showing the typical heating system used to warm up the radial engines before a flight. In colder temps the addition of engine inlet covers would be installed which closes the front except for the hose.May 29, 2010
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394 viewsAirline: Brooks Air FuelType: Douglas DC-4Registration: N96358Airport: N/ACity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 14, 2010Lumbering skyward between the mountain ranges surrounding Fairbanks airport we are greated with a warm sunny flying day in Alaska.May 29, 2010
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399 viewsAirline: Brooks Air FuelType: Douglas DC-4Registration: N3054VAirport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 14, 2010This DC-4 used to fly for Aero Flight as a water bomber with a belly tank to carry fire retardant. Before that it was an airtanker for Aero Union and in 1976 had a special bicentennial paint scheme applied with registration N76AU "Spirit of America".May 29, 2010
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411 viewsAirline: Brooks Air FuelType: Douglas DC-4Registration: N96358Airport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 14, 2010Settling down on runway 2 left after a smooth flight from Shungnak. This DC-4 has proven itself now for over 60 years. I actually shot photos and video of this aircraft during Florida's forest fires in 1998 at Lake City.May 29, 2010
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383 viewsAirline: Brooks Air Fuel Type: Douglas DC-4Registration: N96358Airport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 14, 2010Climbing out of Fairbanks the co-pilot reaches down to set props and power for our 90 minute fuel flight to Shungnak Alaska with population of about 270 residents.May 29, 2010
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393 viewsAirline: Brooks Air FuelType: Douglas DC-4Registration: N96358Airport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 14, 2010Initiating our climb out, the Captain takes a quick peak at the port side engines. Fairbanks airport has regular Alaska airlines service using 737's and a few other smaller airlines using turboprop aircraft. May 29, 2010
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348 viewsAirline: Brooks Air FuelType: Douglas DC-4Registration: N96358Airport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 14, 2010Brooks Fuel delivers petroleum products to rural communities and miners using the Douglas DC-4 Skymaster N96358. The other DC-4 N3054V is used strictly as a cargo ship. Brooks Fuel has been in business since 1986. Both aircraft are still in the paint scheme of their previous owner Aero Flight who used them as forestry airtankers to slow fire advancement. May 29, 2010
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348 viewsAirline: Everts Air CargoType: Douglas DC-6Registration: N6174CAirport: ANCCity: AnchorageState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 10, 2010Although shooting from outside the fence offers excellent elevated views, there are a couple areas that allow interesting possibilties like this one. If you look above the DC-6 right wing you can see the control tower for Anchorage's downtown airport, Merrill Field which is 6 nautical miles Northeast.May 28, 2010
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397 viewsAirline: Everts Air CargoType: Curtiss C-46 CommandoRegistration: N7848BAirport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 12, 2010Everts has two C-46 cargo aircraft. This one named "Dumbo" N7848B was operated by RANSA, then Panamanian registered by Aerovias Alianza as HP-238 before returning to N7848B in 1968. It has been in Alaska since then, first with Interior Airways, then Fairbanks Air Service, and with the Everts family since 1973.May 28, 2010
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