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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.
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.
361 viewsAirline: EasternType: Douglas DC-7BRegistration: N836DAirport: OPFCity: Opa LockaState: FloridaCountry: USADate Taken: January 14, 2011Shot at just the right time to catch some Wright R-3350 raw fuel and oil catch fire while the crew starts all four engines after pre-oiling them.
379 viewsAirline: Conair Type: General Dynamics Convair 580Registration: C-FKFAAirport: PAQCity: PalmerState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 9, 2010Conair sold several DC-6's to Everts in Alaska and still has a few active alongside a fleet of Convair 580 turboprops. Conair is a Canadian based company and has a contract to base an aircraft at Palmer and Fort Wainwright, Alaska.
341 viewsAirline: Butler AircraftType: Douglas DC-7BRegistration: N838DAirport: RDMCity: RedmondState: OregonCountry: USADate Taken: 2009Business seat on the DC-7 energized by four Wright Cyclone R-3350 turbo-compound radial engines.
364 viewsAirline: Neptune AviationType: Lockheed P2V NeptuneRegistration: N807NAAirport: RDMCity: RedmondState: OregonCountry: USADate Taken: 2009Neptune Inc. along with Butler aircraft are about the only heavy piston aircraft operators still fighting forest fires throughout the US. The pods seen under the wings are actually small jet engines which are used on takeoff only. The jet engines burn on 115/145 Avgas. The mechanics called them Westinghouse defuelers.
The two radials are 18 cylinder, aircooled, Wright R3350-32WA engines, rated at 2,800 horsepower, driving Hamilton Standard hydromatic propellers. A unique aircraft in that on takeoff you hear the radial engine and the Westinghouse J34-WE-36 turbojet engines. Sounds like two aircraft in unison!
291 viewsAirline: East Iowa Air Inc.Type: North American T-28C TrojanRegistration: N28941Airport: OSHCity: OshkoshState: WisconsinCountry: USADate Taken: 2009Built in 1956, ex-US Navy# 140553 is on her takeoff roll at the 2009 Air Venture. Engine type: Wright Cyclone R-1820.
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