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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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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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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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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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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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".
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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317 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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312 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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384 viewsAirline: Everts Air FuelType: Douglas DC-6Registration: N7780BAirport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 12, 2010Characteristic landing of the four engine propliners is the pulling back of the yoke to keep the nose high thereby losing airspeed and rollout length. The elevators can be seen angled up in this shot.
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333 viewsAirline: Everts Air CargoType: Douglas DC-6Registration: N251CEAirport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 11, 2010This DC-6 used to be strictly a fueler back in the 80's but now remains a cargo hauler. During my stay in Fairbanks she flew once on Wednesday and Thursday mornings.
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362 viewsAirline: Everts Air FuelType: Douglas DC-6Registration: N451CEAirport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 12, 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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345 viewsAirline: Everts Air FuelType: Douglas DC-6Registration: N747CEAirport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 12, 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 Powers as N233HP. Everts aquired her in 2006. Their flights haul unleaded or diesel fuel to outlaying towns and typically take roughly an hour flight time to reach. Therefore a 2.5 or 3 hour turn time is common. This one is returning at 4.23pm on its second flight of the day.
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314 viewsAirline: Everts Air FuelType: Douglas DC-6Registration: N7780BAirport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 12, 2010Interesting... The Howard Hughes nose art image is a tribute to this aircraft. Howard had purchased this six from Douglas and it only had just over 9 flight hours! It was stored forgotten in an Opa Locka, Florida hangar in a very professionally preserved state. All the fluids were drained, windows and doors sealed, and they even fogged the interior of the fuel tanks to keep the sealants from drying and cracking. It was resurrected by Northern Air Cargo in 1973 then Everts as a fueler. What a find!
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345 viewsAirline: Everts Air FuelType: Douglas DC-6Registration: N747CEAirport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 13, 2010Everts DC-6 levels off to gain airspeed as the junk (gear) is pulled up. They flew two morning Fuel departures and the same two flew again in the afternoon. The majority of them head out to the South away from the city for safety reasons unless winds are strong from the North. The fuelers seem to always stay low on departure unlike the cargo DC-6's which start climbing about midfield.
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364 viewsAirline: Neptune AviationType: Lockheed P2V NeptuneRegistration: N807NAAirport: RDMCity: RedmondState: OregonCountry: USADate Taken: 2009Neptune Inc. along with Butler aircraft are about the only heavy piston aircraft operators still fighting forest fires throughout the US. The pods seen under the wings are actually small jet engines which are used on takeoff only. The jet engines burn on 115/145 Avgas. The mechanics called them Westinghouse defuelers.
The two radials are 18 cylinder, aircooled, Wright R3350-32WA engines, rated at 2,800 horsepower, driving Hamilton Standard hydromatic propellers. A unique aircraft in that on takeoff you hear the radial engine and the Westinghouse J34-WE-36 turbojet engines. Sounds like two aircraft in unison!
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