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446 viewsAirline: Northern Air CargoType: Boeing 737-200Registration: N321DLAirport: ANCCity: AnchorageState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: August 13, 2013Still hauling freight Northern Air Cargo replaced their classic DC-6's with classic 737's. NAC once owned the largest fleet of DC-6's in the world before they retired them in 2011.
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410 viewsAirline: International Air ResponseType: Douglas DC-7BRegistration: N4887CAirport: 34AZCity: Gila RiverState: ArizonaCountry: USADate Taken: April 2002One of the last flights as an airtanker, this DC-7 was beginning the day with some pilot training out of a now extinct gravel strip in Chandler. I got a chance to video the takeoff and shot kodachrome slides of the landing. This kodachrome slide is scanned here with all four engines warming up. Special thanks to Woody allowing me free reign to the taxi and runway.
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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.

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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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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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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.
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414 viewsAirline: Everts Air CargoType: Douglas DC-6Registration: N151Airport: ANCCity: AnchorageState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 10, 2010Great angle of N151 as she banks slightly right with crosswinds as she departs Anchorage. Strangely enough the same registration was worn by another DC-6 as N151 but was written off while landing on a gravel strip in Alaska in minus 35 degree temperatures.
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322 viewsAirline: Everts AirType: Douglas DC-6Registration: N/AAirport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 11, 2010A sight of the Everts future? Perhaps not. The DC-9's will for now be a suppliment to help expand their reaches to more communities. For now they will start slow with one DC-9 to establish their turbine operation program. The DC-9's will be used for paved runways, and the props for gravel strips.
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305 viewsAirline: Brooks FuelType: Douglas DC-4Registration: N96258Airport: PAGHCity: ShungnakState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 14, 2010Shungnak has one 4,000 X 60 foot gravel runway 9/27. We landed on R9 taxiing off the only exit about 100 feet from the end and parked on the apron facing directly South. I'd say we occupied roughly a third of the available parking space. Took us 77 minutes from stop to start in Shungnak.
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