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N100CE.jpg
451 viewsAirline: Everts Air CargoType: DC-6 / C-118ARegistration: N100CEAirport: ANCCity: AnchorageState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: August 14, 2013This well restored cargo ship was purchased in 2010 from Hawkins and Powers aviation where it sat at Greybull, Wyoming for many years as N51599. Prior owner was USAF s/n 53-3291 operated by VR-52 Willow Grove.
N100CE_ANC_8-14-13.jpg
493 viewsAirline: Everts Air CargoType: DC-6 / C-118ARegistration: N100CEAirport: ANCCity: AnchorageState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: August 14, 2013This well restored cargo ship was purchased in 2010 from Hawkins and Powers aviation where it sat at Greybull, Wyoming for many years. Prior owner was USAF s/n 53-3291 operated by VR-52 Willow Grove.
B-2432_11-12-12.jpg
453 viewsAirline: Yangtze River ExpressType: Boeing 747-400Registration: B-2432Airport: LAXCity: Los AngelesState: CaliforniaCountry: USADate Taken: November 12, 2012Year built: 1998 Construction Number (CN): 28283
Line Number (L/N): 1142 Engine Manufacturer and Model: General Electric CF6-80C2B1F
N471NA_landing.jpg
772 viewsAirline: Neptune AviationType: BAE-146Registration: N471NAAirport: RDMCity: RedmondState: OregonCountry: USADate Taken: August 1, 2013Back from a drop about 20 miles Northwest of the airport. The BAE-146 is now considered the next generation airtanker. Soon the MD-87 of Erickson Aero tanker will also join the jet fleets.
tanker61_memorial.jpg
380 viewsAirline: Tanker 61 Memorial AssociationType: DC-7BAirport: LMTCity: KLAMATH FALLSState: OREGONCountry: USADate Taken: AUGUST 8, 2012Honoring the memory of airtanker pilots Chuck Sheridan and Leonard Martin the Tanker 61 Memorial / Museum is dedicated to increasing knowledge of aerial firefighting techniques and history. The platform offers an unabstructed view of the ramp and daily ANG F-15 operations.
C-GYXC_MFR_8-09-12_edited-1.jpg
412 viewsAirline: CONAIR AVIATIONType: CONVAIR 580Registration: C-GYXCAirport: MFRCity: MEDFORDState: OREGONCountry: USADate Taken: AUGUST 9, 2012Returning a second time from a fire 12 miles South of Medford near the California border. Unlike the DC-7 restrictions only allowing them to fly over non-federal lands the Canadian Convair has free reign and is used more frequently.
C-GYXC_MFR_8-09-12_nose_taxi.jpg
379 viewsAirline: CONAIR AVIATIONType: CONVAIR 580Registration: C-GYXCAirport: MFRCity: MEDFORDState: OREGONCountry: USADate Taken: AUGUST 9, 2012This year the Canadian airtankers are flying South in support of a dwindling US airtanker fleet. Some types already in action are several Sakatchewan and Conair Convair 580's, the Martin Mars, and a few CL-215's. There soon may even be an L-188 in the upper Washington state region.
N401US_MFR_8-09-12_night.jpg
398 viewsAirline: Butler AviationType: DC-7BRegistration: N401USAirport: MFRCity: MEDFORDState: OREGONCountry: USADate Taken: AUGUST 9, 2012Settling in for the night I take a last shot with my camera sitting under the chain link fence.
N872MX_rare_temp_reg_MIA-2.jpg
347 viewsAirline: AerogalType: Airbus A-320Registration: N872MXAirport: MIACity: MiamiState: FloridaCountry: USADate Taken: January 2011Rare temporary U.S. registration on this Airbus as it is being prepared for final inspection before being ferried to the new owner in Ecuador, South America. It is one of several A-320's Aerogal will use to replace its fleet of ageing 737-200's.
N836D_touchdown_11-18-11_copy.jpg
391 viewsAirline: Eastern airlines (Historic Flight Foundation)Type: DC-7BRegistration: N836DAirport: CLTCity: CharlotteState: North CarolinaCountry: USADate Taken: November 18, 2011Touching down on 18C the longest runway at Charlotte. Several fire trucks followed the seven down the taxiways to the museum. Number three engine was feathered during their circuit back to the airport.
N351CE_5-4-11.jpg
396 viewsAirline: Everts Air CargoType: DC-6Registration: N351CEAirport: ENACity: KenaiState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 4, 2011From Wikipedia.org, "The Anchorage Station Manager stated that the DC-6 was still considered to be a valuable aircraft for operations in the harsh conditions of Alaska, with excellent landing and take off performances on gravel runways. The downside is the difficulty to find Avgas and the maintenance labor cost which is considered at 12 hours per each flight hour. Spare parts could also be a problem but they estimate they will have enough in stock to keep the last DC-6 flying until 2015.

N444CE_5-4-11.jpg
363 viewsAirline: Everts Air FuelType: DC-6Registration: N444CEAirport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 4, 2011One of several nose art DC-6's owned by Everts and carries a bald eagle and flag with titles "Spirit of America" which was first painted in 2001.
Me_at_open_C-46_window.jpg
383 viewsAirline: Everts Air FuelType: Curtiss C-46FRegistration: N1822MAirport: ENACity: KenaiState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: MAY 6, 2011"Ella" lets me grab her controls being more gentle than usual due to her great looks but ageing airframe. Thanks to the Evert's base operations manager who took this shot and put up with me for 2 days.
N500UA_4_running.jpg
362 viewsAirline: Universal airlinesType: DC-6Registration: N500UAAirport: ENACity: KenaiState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 6, 2011Early morning as the props drown out any sounds of the Era turboprop arrivals. Era and Grant Aviation are the airlines serving Kenai.
N747CE_touch_FAI_nosehigh.jpg
531 viewsAirline: Everts Air FuelType: DC-6Registration: N747CEAirport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 13, 2010Everts has several fuel transports in there fleet of 10 actively flying DC-6's. One of the newest fuelers in the fleet burns some rubber as she keeps the nose high to shorten the runway rollout.

N422LA_MIA.jpg
370 viewsAirline: Florida WestType: Boeing 767-300Registration: N422LAAirport: MIACity: MiamiState: FloridaCountry: USADate Taken: January 2011Not the usual white fuselage paint scheme but this bare metal bird shines as she did with the previous operator JAL. Florida West began all jet cargo service back in the late 1980's with 707's, then down to a sole DC-8, and now is ramping up to a couple 767's.
HK-4636_nose_.jpg
344 viewsAirline: Lineas Aereas Suramericanas Type: Boeing 727-200 Super 27Registration: HK-4636Airport: UIOCity: QuitoState: N/ACountry: USADate Taken: February 2011I'll never get tired of seeing the ole' classic three holer! LAS has several 727-200's including a few with winglets.
eng2_approaching_MIA.jpg
392 viewsAirline: Sky Lease CargoType: MD-11Registration: N952ARAirport: MIACity: MiamiState: FloridaCountry: USADate Taken: January 2011Operating an ex. China Eastern MD-11 this is the omly full colors aircraft for Sky Lease which is owned by Centurion air Cargo.
FAE743_closeup.jpg
389 viewsAirline: Ecuadorian Air ForceType: HS-748 AvroRegistration: FAE-743Airport: UIOCity: QuitoState: N/ACountry: EcuadorDate Taken: February 2011Caught just crossing the airport boundary on approach as she whistles into Quito. Three of these 748's are owned by the Air Force and usually two are always in service sometimes several flights a day.
Z-BVT_takeoff.jpg
373 viewsAirline: Avient cargoType: MD-11Registration: Z-BVTAirport: UIOCity: QuitoState: N/ACountry: EcuadorDate Taken: February 2011Avient has one MD-11 and three DC-10 aircraft and is based in Zimbabwe, Africa. This is definitely not an airline you will see operating to the United States. She does a Hong Kong schedule most often.
N433AW_slide.jpg
360 viewsAirline: AirtranType: CRJ-200Registration: N433AWAirport: ATLCity: AtlantaState: GeorgiaCountry: USADate Taken: February 2004Airtran had ten CRJ's leased from Air Wisconsin and flew them for almost two years before ending the lease. Several wore dual registrations during their service. Registrations were N431AW(N575ML),N432AW(N576ML),N433AW(N580ML),N434AW(N582ML),N438AW,N439AW,N445AW,N449AW,N453AW,N457AW


N558AX_11-18-10.jpg
345 viewsAirline: Omni Air InternationalType: Boeing 757-200Registration: N558AXAirport: LASCity: Las VegasState: NevadaCountry: USADate Taken: November 18, 2010Omni has just painted this 757 in a new revised livery about a month ago. They aquired this aircraft two years ago after ATA ceased operating it.
N177DN_12-23-10.jpg
371 viewsAirline: DeltaType: 767-300Registration: N177DNAirport: ATLCity: AtlantaState: GeorgiaCountry: USADate Taken: December 23, 2010Delta has already converted about 10 767-300's with winglets. Starting several years ago they began adding winglets to their 757 and 767's. Delta is also installing winglets on LAN 767-300 aircraft. The way fuel prices are going up, the decision to install them will pay off.
XA-AGM_11-17-10.jpg
350 viewsAirline: AeromexicoType: Boeing 737-700Registration: XA-AGMAirport: LASCity: Las VegasState: NevadaCountry: USADate Taken: November 17, 2010Delivered new to Aeromexico on June 11, 2006. The 737-700 is a popular aircraft flown by several carriers including Southwest, Delta, Westjet, Sun Country and also includes the BBJ series of private executive transports.
N717UW_11-27-10.jpg
346 viewsAirline: US AirwaysType: A-320Registration: N717UWAirport: ATLCity: AtlantaState: GeorgiaCountry: USADate Taken: November 27, 2010One of several special NFL paint schemes floating around. The Carolina Panthers landing although this aircraft never carries the NFL team.
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