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453 viewsAirline: China Air CargoType: Boeing 747-400Registration: B-2425Airport: ANCCity: AnchorageState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: August 15, 2013Anchorage is a mecca of heavys all arriving sometimes only for and hour to refuel in transition from the Orient.
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395 viewsAirline: USAF Alaska National GuardType: KC-135RRegistration: 62-3571Airport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 4, 201162-3571-AK6102 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker of the USAF 168th ARW Alaska ANG shoots a few approaches, one touch n' go, and allows a great gear retracting opportunity captured here.
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420 viewsAirline: Everts Air FuelType: DC-6Registration: N451CEAirport: ENACity: KenaiState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 6, 2011After 20 minutes the DC-6 is loaded with fuel or heating oil and the crew has enough time for a last minute weather check and a cup of java before the first morning flight gets under way.
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392 viewsAirline: Everts Air FuelType: DC-6Registration: N451CEAirport: ENACity: KenaiState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 6, 2011The success of Everts Air Fuel is largely due to the dependable Pratt n' Whitney design and widespread use both during wartime and civilian airline service. Both the C-46 and DC-6 use the R-2800 engine.
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414 viewsAirline: Everts Air FuelType: DC-6Registration: N451CEAirport: ENACity: KenaiState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 5, 2011A nice treat for me when the crew extended an offer to ride along as we taxi to do the morning run-ups at the beginning of another busy flying day.
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.
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359 viewsAirline: Everts Air FuelType: Curtiss C-46FRegistration: N1822MAirport: ENACity: KenaiState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 6, 2011Approaching Kenai from Iguigig, Alaska which is about 350 miles by air. "Salmon Ella" made two fuel flights this day.
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347 viewsAirline: Everts Air FuelType: DC-6Registration: N451CEAirport: ENACity: KenaiState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 6, 2011This the only Everts aircraft in the newest paint scheme and quite possibly the only one due to controversial reaction from employees. It was challenging but I finally made it to Kenai and captured some great action in perfect sun. Ship 451 returns about 2pm and readies again for one more trip.
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406 viewsAirline: Everts Air FuelType: DC-6Registration: N451CEAirport: ENACity: KenaiState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 5, 2011Fully fueled this six taxis out from the loading area ready to depart on runway 1L.
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403 viewsAirline: Everts Air FuelType: DC-6Registration: N451CEAirport: ENACity: KenaiState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 5, 2011Departing the preferred runway 1L the fueler aircraft use this runway due to the lack of any population in this direction therefore in case of emergency a ditching would be done among the flat tundra.
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363 viewsAirline: Everts Air FuelType: Curtiss C-46FRegistration: N1822MAirport: ENACity: KenaiState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 6, 2011Off to Beluga with 2,000 gallons of unleaded fuel. Although it is politically in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, Beluga is actually on the Alaskan mainland on the other side of Cook Inlet from the peninsula. It is a remote location with no road access.

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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.
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392 viewsAirline: Everts Air FuelType: Curtiss C-46FRegistration: N1822MAirport: ENACity: KenaiState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: MAY 6, 2011Sitting in the roomy crew seat and looking out through the plentiful supply of windows it would be hard not to enjoy flying this old bird in such a beautiful state!
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388 viewsAirline: Everts Air FuelType: Curtiss C-46FRegistration: N1822MAirport: ENACity: KenaiState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: MAY 6, 2011Salmon Ella is fueled up with 2,000 gallons of unleaded fuel for the town of Beluga, Alaska. Waiting for her crew to check for flight and weather details I wander through the bulky fuselage and snap a shot of Air Supply Alaska's Beech 18 taxiing out the window.
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354 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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348 viewsAirline: Everts Air FuelType: DC-6Registration: N451CEAirport: ENACity: KenaiState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 6, 2011Well in the air at halfway down the 7830 foot runway. Destination Port Alsworth loaded with 4400 gallons of heating oil.
The final resting place for local Alaskans makes for an ear splitting roar as 451 rattles the gravestones in the cemetary where this shot was taken.
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375 viewsAirline: Everts Air FuelType: Curtiss C-46 CommandoRegistration: N1822MAirport: ENACity: KenaiState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 6, 2011"Salmon Ella" starts her taxi from the loading area. Bound for Beluga airfield with 2,000 gallons of unleaded fuel onboard.
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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.

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344 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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361 viewsAirline: EasternType: Douglas DC-7BRegistration: N836DAirport: OPFCity: Opa LockaState: FloridaCountry: USADate Taken: January 14, 2011Shot at just the right time to catch some Wright R-3350 raw fuel and oil catch fire while the crew starts all four engines after pre-oiling them.
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360 viewsAirline: DeltaType: MD-11Registration: N807DEAirport: ATLCity: AtlantaState: GeorgiaCountry: USADate Taken: 2003The MD-11 could not make its promised range after flight testing and the manufacturer was forced to credit the airlines that ordered them. One change was the addition of fuel tanks that were added to the lower cargo hold like large containers which had to be installed and leak checked.
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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.
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391 viewsAirline: Seattle Museum of Flight - based VNYType: DC-2Registration: NC13711Airport: SQICity: Rock FallsState: IllinoisCountry: USADate Taken: July 26, 2010A special visitor to "The Last Time" was TWA DC-2 piloted by Clay Lacy. This Douglas DC-2 is one of only two examples remaining in the world. The aircraft has a MGTOW of only 19,200 pounds, and is flown normally around 14,000 pounds. It holds 600 gallons of fuel, and can remain airborne for almost 8 hours. The aircraft has rarely been seen in flight at any airshows since 1985, and has never been to Oshkosh for AirVenture.
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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.
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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.
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