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534 viewsAirline: unknownType: Boeing 747-400Registration: unknownAirport: LAXCity: Los AngelesState: CaliforniaCountry: USADate Taken: November 12, 2012Nice evening sunset light broadcasts over LAX as one departs while another lands.California
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368 viewsAirline: Conair AviationType: Convair 580Registration: C-GYXCAirport: RDMCity: RedmondState: OregonCountry: USADate Taken: July 31, 2013Evening light after a light rain shower and just in time to catch the rainbow.
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391 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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418 viewsAirline: BUTLER AVIATIONType: DC-7BRegistration: N401USAirport: MFRCity: MEDFORDState: OREGONCountry: USADate Taken: AUGUST 9, 2012Approaching 7:17pm as the last of the tanker flights tanker 62 will sleep well in Meford tonight.
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498 viewsAirline: Eastern airlines (Historic Flight Foundation)Type: DC-7BRegistration: N836DAirport: CLTCity: CharlotteState: North CarolinaCountry: USADate Taken: November 18, 2011Positive rate gear up as number three starts to lose oil on runway 18L and causes the crew to abort the flight, feather the number three prop, and route back to the airfield.
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413 viewsAirline: Eastern airlines (Historic Flight Foundation)Type: DC-7BRegistration: N836DAirport: CLTCity: CharlotteState: North CarolinaCountry: USADate Taken: November 18, 2011Returning to the field with number three feathered due to loss of oil pressure. Passengers on the flight back to Opa Locka had to rebook a flight on a local airline or find another form of transportation back to Florida.
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385 viewsAirline: Eastern airlines (Historic Flight Foundation)Type: DC-7BRegistration: N836DAirport: CLTCity: CharlotteState: North CarolinaCountry: USADate Taken: November 18 2011The seven returns to the Charlotte aviation museum and parks where she is now resting in need of engine work. A friend was scheduled to be on a scenic flight on December 3rd but as of now all flights are cancelled until further notice as posted on the Historic Flight Foundation website.
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411 viewsAirline: Liberty FoundationType: Boeing B-17 Flying FortressRegistration: N390TH 297849Airport: inflightCity: AtlantaState: GeorgiaCountry: USADate Taken: 2009Vintage 1944 warbird flight showing two of the four Wright Cyclone R-1820s each with 1,200 horsepower cruises over downtown Atlanta. Unfortunately on June 13, 2011 this aircraft made an emergency landing in a cornfield just after takeoff in Aurora, Illinois and was destroyed by fire. The accident happened right after the plane took off from the Aurora Municipal Airport and the plane landed in an Oswego cornfield outside Chicago.
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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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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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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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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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373 viewsAirline: Legendary Airliners - Eastern Type: Douglas DC-7BRegistration: N836DAirport: N/ACity: inflightState: FloridaCountry: USADate Taken: January 15, 2011B&W rendition as we cruise heading 180 along South Florida's coastline at 500 feet. It's an amazingly well restored DC-7 that once sat in Minneapolis, Minnesota for 33 years before taking to the air again.
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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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392 viewsAirline: Cubana CargoType: Tupolev 204Registration: CU-C1703Airport: UIOCity: QuitoState: N/ACountry: EcuadorDate Taken: February 2011It was a delight to see this russian aircraft coming into Quito three times during our stay. Last visit the Cubana was substituted by a LAS cargo 727-200, which wasn't a complete let down...
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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.
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392 viewsAirline: TAMEType: Embraer E-170Registration: HC-CEXAirport: UIOCity: QuitoState: N/ACountry: EcuadorDate Taken: February 2011Always an interesting shot when the morning light and the fog hangs around the mountains. Plus you don't even have to leave the hotel room!
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350 viewsAirline: Tampa Type: Boeing 767-200Registration: N770QTAirport: UIOCity: QuitoState: N/ACountry: EcuadorDate Taken: February 2011Great light on this morning cargo arrival as I step onto the balcony to shoot this ex Varig bird. Aircraft was converted to cargo and delivered to Tampa in December 2005.
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390 viewsAirline: EasternType: Douglas DC-7BRegistration: N836DAirport: inflightCity: MiamiState: FloridaCountry: USADate Taken: January 15, 2011Making our turn around the South tip of Key Biscayne, specifically the lighthouse at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. We continue North back towards Opa Locka airport. Dedicated to the late Brian Gustafson who loved ole' props and lighthouses... This shot is for you Brian!
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404 viewsAirline: EasternType: Douglas DC-7BRegistration: N836DAirport: inflightCity: N/AState: FloridaCountry: USADate Taken: January 15, 2011A good view of some passing condominiums at the 4700 block of Miami beach that look close to our 500 foot height at roughly 200 knots.
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352 viewsAirline: Miami Air LeaseType: Convair 440Registration: N41527Airport: OPFCity: Opa LockaState: FloridaCountry: USADate Taken: January 13, 2011Regular flights out of Opa Locka a few times a week, I caught her in the afternoon returning from the Bahamas which is about a one hour flight.
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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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394 viewsAirline: China Airlines CargoType: Boeing 747-400Registration: B-18723Airport: ATLCity: AtlantaState: GeorgiaCountry: USADate Taken: December 23, 2010Nice approach at 1:05pm into Hartzfield. One of only a few 744's that lands during daylight hours.
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358 viewsAirline: ASAType: CRJ-700Registration: N608QXAirport: ATLCity: AtlantaState: GeorgiaCountry: USADate Taken: November 27, 2010This CRJ is now in the Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) flight schedule after being flown in Horizon Air colors, which remnants are still visible along with an ASA sticker on the nose.
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