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N5162G_8-15-13.jpg
800 viewsAirline: Walter G. HanniType: Dehaviland Beaver DHC-2 MK.1Registration: N5162GAirport: Lake HoodCity: Anchorage State: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: August 15, 2013Built in 1953 powered by Pratt and Whitney R-985. Just about to lift off of Lake Hood with 8 seats available. Previous owners: US Army, Civil Air Patrol, Alaska River Safaris, and Walter G. Hanni, Anchorage, AK.
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532 viewsAirline: UPSType: Boeing 747-400Registration: N572UPAirport: ANCCity: AnchorageState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: August 15, 2013Great vantage point when you stand on the hill overlooking the new taxiway and they taxi across the active to the departure end of runway 33.
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451 viewsAirline: Everts Air CargoType: DC-6 / C-118ARegistration: N100CEAirport: ANCCity: AnchorageState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: August 14, 2013This well restored cargo ship was purchased in 2010 from Hawkins and Powers aviation where it sat at Greybull, Wyoming for many years as N51599. Prior owner was USAF s/n 53-3291 operated by VR-52 Willow Grove.
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493 viewsAirline: Everts Air CargoType: DC-6 / C-118ARegistration: N100CEAirport: ANCCity: AnchorageState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: August 14, 2013This well restored cargo ship was purchased in 2010 from Hawkins and Powers aviation where it sat at Greybull, Wyoming for many years. Prior owner was USAF s/n 53-3291 operated by VR-52 Willow Grove.
N175Z_RDM.jpg
439 viewsAirline: USFSType: Shorts 330-200 "C-23" Sherpa Registration: N175ZAirport: RDMCity: Redmond State: OregonCountry: USADate Taken: Aug 25, 2013This ship did four or five runs to transport "ground pounders" or "boots" better known as smoke jumpers to the fire location.
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446 viewsAirline: China EasternType: Airbus A340-600Registration: B-6053Airport: LAXCity: Los AngelesState: CaliforniaCountry: USADate Taken: November 12, 2012Skyteam livery on this Airbus among many different aircraft adorning the same livery. Search for Skyteam to view other aircraft of Delta airlines.
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441 viewsAirline: Korean AirlinesType: A380Registration: HL7615Airport: LAXCity: Los AngelesState: CaliforniaCountry: USADate Taken: November 12, 2012Arriving on runway 24R this Korean jumbo bus will depart on 24L which is 1,360 feet longer.
N838D_land_front.jpg
445 viewsAirline: Erickson Aero TankerType: DC-7BRegistration: N401USAirport: RDMCity: RedmondState: OregonCountry: USAJust on the edge of the airport fencing this seven struggles to make it home again.
N401US_front_approach.jpg
455 viewsAirline: Erickson Aero TankersType: DC-7BRegistration: N401USAirport: RDMCity: RedmondState: OregonCountry: USAApproaching from downwind and the South to line up for the runway 22 at Roberts Field.
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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.
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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.
N401US_8-09-12_CLOSEUP.jpg
919 viewsAirline: BUTLER AVIATIONType: DC-7BRegistration: N401USAirport: MFRCity: MEDFORDState: OREGONCountry: USADate Taken: AUGUST 9, 2012Wasting little time she scoops up the junk and heads out to the Barry fire 90 miles away.
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434 viewsAirline: Butler AviationType: DC-7BRegistration: N838D, N401USAirport: MFRCity: MedfordState: OregonCountry: USADate Taken: August 9, 2012Rare sight as I snapped the shutter quickly when I seen tanker 60 outbound and 62 inbound as they pass to the North of Roxy Ann Peak at about 2,500 feet just 3 miles NE of the airfield.
N96264_MFR_8-09-12.jpg
420 viewsAirline: NEPTUNE AVIATIONType: P2V-5FRegistration: N96264Airport: MFRCity: MEDFORDState: OREGONCountry: USADate Taken: AUGUST 9, 2012Tanker 12 departs in the evening and swings the gear up off to the Barry fire about 90 miles to the East. Tankers 12,60,62, and 42 were all used in this effort.
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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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380 viewsAirline: Tanker 61 Memorial AssociationType: DC-7BAirport: LMTCity: KLAMATH FALLSState: OREGONCountry: USADate Taken: AUGUST 8, 2012Honoring the memory of airtanker pilots Chuck Sheridan and Leonard Martin the Tanker 61 Memorial / Museum is dedicated to increasing knowledge of aerial firefighting techniques and history. The platform offers an unabstructed view of the ramp and daily ANG F-15 operations.
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403 viewsAirline: MUSEUMType: BOEING KC-97GRegistration: N1365D 52-0895Airport: MFRCity: MEDFORDState: OREGONCountry: USADate Taken: AUGUST 10, 2012Don't know much about this bird except it is owned by Erickson Air Crane and in a museum that has a fence around it with only limited access only a couple days a month...
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486 viewsAirline: CONAIR AVIATIONType: CONVAIR 580Registration: C-GYXCAirport: MFRCity: MEDFORDState: OREGONCountry: USADate Taken: AUGUST 9, 2012Tanker 42 from Canada makes her way to a fire just South of Medford about 12 miles and is soon back for another load follwing a couple DC-7's and a Neptune to the Barry fire farther East.
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412 viewsAirline: CONAIR AVIATIONType: CONVAIR 580Registration: C-GYXCAirport: MFRCity: MEDFORDState: OREGONCountry: USADate Taken: AUGUST 9, 2012Returning a second time from a fire 12 miles South of Medford near the California border. Unlike the DC-7 restrictions only allowing them to fly over non-federal lands the Canadian Convair has free reign and is used more frequently.
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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_MFR_8-09-12.jpg
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.
N401US_MFR_8-09-12_night.jpg
398 viewsAirline: Butler AviationType: DC-7BRegistration: N401USAirport: MFRCity: MEDFORDState: OREGONCountry: USADate Taken: AUGUST 9, 2012Settling in for the night I take a last shot with my camera sitting under the chain link fence.
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407 viewsAirline: Butler AviationType: DC-7BRegistration: N401USAirport: MFRCity: MedfordState: OregonCountry: USADate Taken: August 9, 2012It never gets old witnessing one of the last version of the Douglas props still earning a living. Hats off to Butler for their persistence in maintaining a fully active fleet of three DC-7's. Tanker 60,62, and 66.
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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.
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347 viewsAirline: AerogalType: Airbus A-320Registration: N872MXAirport: MIACity: MiamiState: FloridaCountry: USADate Taken: January 2011Rare temporary U.S. registration on this Airbus as it is being prepared for final inspection before being ferried to the new owner in Ecuador, South America. It is one of several A-320's Aerogal will use to replace its fleet of ageing 737-200's.
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