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N401US_nose.jpg
456 viewsAirline: Erickson Aero TankersType: DC-7Registration: N401USAirport: RDMCity: RedmondState: OregonCountry: USADate Taken: July 31, 2013Evening sun came out just before sunset as the seven sits at loading pit 3 for a possible morning sortie.
N96264_MFR_8-09-12_noseart.jpg
407 viewsAirline: NEPTUNE AVIATIONType: P2V-5FRegistration: N96264Airport: MFRCity: MEDFORDState: OREGONCountry: USADate Taken: AUGUST 9, 2012Second out of the loading pit tanker 12 taxis out at the Medford tanker base for the 90 mile trip to the Barry fire east of Klamath Falls, OR. The Klamath tanker base was closed approx. 4:30pm for runway improvements which added another 50 miles to the one way trips.
N96264_nose_front_marshallers.jpg
428 viewsAirline: NEPTUNE AVIATIONType: P2V-5F Registration: N96264Airport: LMTCity: KLAMATH FALLSState: OREGONCountry: USADate Taken: AUGUST 9, 2012Finally after sitting all day, around 3:45pm the smoke at the fire has lifted enough to make some drops. Unfortunately after the Convair and Neptune departed the airport closed for runway repairs... Great timing!
C-GYXC_MFR_8-09-12_nose_taxi.jpg
379 viewsAirline: CONAIR AVIATIONType: CONVAIR 580Registration: C-GYXCAirport: MFRCity: MEDFORDState: OREGONCountry: USADate Taken: AUGUST 9, 2012This year the Canadian airtankers are flying South in support of a dwindling US airtanker fleet. Some types already in action are several Sakatchewan and Conair Convair 580's, the Martin Mars, and a few CL-215's. There soon may even be an L-188 in the upper Washington state region.
N401US_nose_running.jpg
407 viewsAirline: Butler AviationType: DC-7BRegistration: N401USAirport: MFRCity: MedfordState: OregonCountry: USADate Taken: August 9, 2012It's great to see an old airliner in use still with plexiglass windows not blocked out like most ageing cargo planes were. Below you can see the retardant hose that is fed up to the aircraft with the help of small wheeled dollies.
N451CE_nose_.jpg
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.
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.
Me_at_open_C-46_window.jpg
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.
N747CE_touch_FAI_nosehigh.jpg
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.

HK-4636_nose_.jpg
344 viewsAirline: Lineas Aereas Suramericanas Type: Boeing 727-200 Super 27Registration: HK-4636Airport: UIOCity: QuitoState: N/ACountry: USADate Taken: February 2011I'll never get tired of seeing the ole' classic three holer! LAS has several 727-200's including a few with winglets.
N608QX_11-27-10.jpg
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.
N841MH_nose_11-27-10.jpg
348 viewsAirline: DeltaType: Boeing 767-400Registration: N841MHAirport: ATLCity: AtlantaState: GeorgiaCountry: USADate Taken: November 27, 2010New Delta colors and a special sticker in aid of the American Cancer Society "Relay for Life".
DC-2_nose.jpg
389 viewsAirline: TWAType: DC-2Registration: NC12411Airport: SQICity: Rock FallsState: IllinoisCountry: USADate Taken: July 25th, 2010Distinctive nose section of one of the rare Douglas DC-2 aircraft still flyable in TWA colors. You can see the thinner fuselage compared to the DC-3. This DC-2 was the highlight ship of the show, actually left ahead of the DC-3 formation.
N50CM_5-9-10_nose.jpg
371 viewsAirline: Bush Air CargoType: Douglas DC-3Registration: N777YAAirport: PAQCity: PalmerState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 9, 2010Previously flown as Woods Air Cargo, this DC-3 has kept the same paint scheme and only the first name is different. Palmer has several DC-3's still in service.
N96358_nose_Shungnak_5-14-10.jpg
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.
N6174C_nose_taxi_5-8-10.jpg
420 viewsAirline: Everts Air CargoType: Douglas DC-6Registration: N6174CAirport: ANCCity: AnchorageState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 11, 2010This DC-6 once flew with Northern Air Cargo who used the type aircraft for 39 years before retiring them on September 26, 2008. This aircraft flew their last revenue flight. Now she continues her ply into the future with Everts Air Cargo aptly named "Good Grief"
N451CE_FAI_nose_5-11-10.jpg
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!
N6174C_ANC_land_5-10-10.jpg
370 viewsAirline: Everts Air CargoType: Douglas DC-6Registration: N6174CAirport: ANCCity: AnchorageState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 10, 2010Good Grief! Yes that is the writing on the nose art with the Charlie Brown character. This six was previous;y with Northern Air Cargo and from 1990 to 1996 owned by Conifair aviation as an insecticide sprayer. The name was a derivative of the type forests they sprayed; Coniferous trees.
N7780B_land_FAI_5-12-10.jpg
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.
Graveyard_FAI_5-11-10.jpg
357 viewsAirline: Everts AirType: Douglas DC-6Registration: N/AAirport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 11, 2010Everts lineup of doomed airframes being scavenged for parts. Perhaps some will eventually be saved as some may be timed out or reached the end of the airframe hours before an expensive full overhaul is needed, a minimum 2 million dollars, hence for now most will sit derelict.
N7780B_FAI_TO_5-12-10.jpg
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!
Pikes_DC-6_FAI_5-11-10.jpg
298 viewsAirline: Pike's GreenhouseType: Douglas DC-6Registration: N999SQAirport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 11, 2010Located just a block away from the airport on the Northwest end is Pike's Aviator greenhouse and sweets. Nose section of "Lucky Duck" DC-6 named with Captain Pop and Danny. I looked inside and it looked closed or under renovation at the time.
JetBluenoses_FLL.jpg
369 viewsAirline: Jet BlueType: Airbus A-320Registration: N/AAirport: FLLCity: Fort LauderdaleState: FloridaCountry: USADate Taken: January 2010Good example shows how FLL uses both the outer and inner taxiways to hold departing traffic while it uses it's sole active heavy jet runway this day.
VP-CKZ__1-15-2010.jpg
299 viewsAirline: Cayman Type: Boeing 737-300Registration: VP-CKZAirport: MIACity: MiamiState: FloridaCountry: USADate Taken: January 15, 2010Cayman turns onto runway 12 at Miami. You can see the distinct flattened bottom of the engine bellmouth. These engines on the 737's are well known for having ingested more humans than any other engine due to their close proximity to the ground.
HC-CGW_nose_2009.jpg
314 viewsAirline: TameType: Airbus A-319Registration: HC-CGWAirport: UIOCity: QuitoState: N/ACountry: EcuadorDate Taken: December 2009Shot with my 180mm lens a second before she crosses the airport boundary. "Cuidad de Quito"
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