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394 viewsAirline: NEPTUNE AVIATIONType: P2V-5FRegistration: N96264Airport: LMTCity: KLAMATH FALLSState: OREGONCountry: USADate Taken: AUGUST 9, 2012Nothing like a clean starting R-3350 to give you an idea how inefficient the engine oil usage is on these large radial engines. The jet engine on each wing has a hydraulic driven inlet door that closes when not in use so the turbines do not windmill inflight causing bearing failure.
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402 viewsAirline: Neptune Aviation Inc.Type: Lockheed SP-2H NeptuneRegistration: N4235NAirport: JEFFCOCity: BroomfieldState: ColoradoCountry: USADate Taken: 2002-2003 seasonOne of my last airtanker excursions not long before the wings of the C-130A and a Privateer failed which grounded a majority of the heavy airtankers.
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416 viewsAirline: Everts Air FuelType: DC-6Registration: N451CEAirport: ENACity: KenaiState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 5, 2011Everts bases a DC-6 and a C-46 in Kenai and they fly M-F usual 2 or 3 runs a day for each. Today the C-46 is down as the captain who is also rated on the EMB-120 is now in Fairbanks flying the Brasilia on a charter run. Good news is he will be back to fly the Curtiss Friday and I'll be there too.
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356 viewsAirline: Everts Air FuelType: Curtiss C-46Registration: N1837MAirport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 4, 2011Climbing out of Fairbanks this 1945 model is still doing what she does best, making money and hauling fuel to those remote short field villages in Alaska.
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536 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.

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347 viewsAirline: Everts Air FuelType: DC-6Registration: N747CEAirport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 14, 2010Originally delivered to the USAF on October 20, 1955 she went on to the Navy in 1964. After the Navy retired her in 1982 she was purchased by Hawkins and Powerrs as N233HP. Everts aquired her in 2006 and she looks none worse for wear while making a slight left bank before crossing the airport boundary.
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401 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.
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448 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!
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424 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.
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406 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.
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413 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.
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398 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!
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405 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.
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397 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.
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402 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".
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414 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.
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386 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.
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396 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.
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350 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.
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399 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.
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399 viewsAirline: Everts Air CargoType: Curtiss C-46 CommandoRegistration: N54514Airport: ANCCity: AnchorageState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 8, 2010Everts has several C-46's and two are in full colors. "Maid in Japan" is currently based in Anchorage amd "Dumbo" in Fairbanks.
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318 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. This is the only DC-6 to be painted in this scheme. Let's hope we can see it fly for a while this way!
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372 viewsAirline: Everts Air CargoType: Douglas DC-6Registration: N6174CAirport: ANCCity: AnchorageState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 10, 2010Good Grief! Yes that is the writing on the nose art with the Charlie Brown character. This six was previous;y with Northern Air Cargo and from 1990 to 1996 owned by Conifair aviation as an insecticide sprayer. The name was a derivative of the type forests they sprayed; Coniferous trees.
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329 viewsAirline: Everts Air FuelType: Douglas DC-6Registration: N7780BAirport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 12, 2010In the Everts world of 1950's design with maintenance far into the jet age, after thousands of turbine airframes have been scrapped, several relics of the past continue beyond the foreseen future!
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314 viewsAirline: Everts Air FuelType: Douglas DC-6Registration: N7780BAirport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 13, 2010With a tandem trailer this Everts tanker truck loads 80B for the next delivery. The trucks arrive from a 20 minute drive from the city of North Pole where the fuel is refined.
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