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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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410 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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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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395 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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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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348 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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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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298 viewsAirline: Brooks FuelType: Douglas DC-4Registration: N96358Airport: N/ACity: inflightState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 14, 2010View looking out the crew door as we pass over some of the most scenic snow covered peaks in the Yukon-Koyukuk territory on our route to Shungnak.
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