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N18121_taxi.jpg
399 viewsAirline: EasternType: DC-3Registration: N18121Airport: SQICity: Rock FallsState: IllinoisCountry: USADate Taken: July 24, 2010Stunningly restored in period Eastern colors this DC-3 arrives with gazing eyes at 4:19 pm.
N3054V_FAI_5-14-10.jpg
399 viewsAirline: Brooks Air FuelType: Douglas DC-4Registration: N3054VAirport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 14, 2010This DC-4 used to fly for Aero Flight as a water bomber with a belly tank to carry fire retardant. Before that it was an airtanker for Aero Union and in 1976 had a special bicentennial paint scheme applied with registration N76AU "Spirit of America".
N4235N_Jeffco_ramp.jpg
399 viewsAirline: Neptune Aviation Inc.Type: Lockheed SP-2H NeptuneRegistration: N4235NAirport: JEFFCOCity: BroomfieldState: ColoradoCountry: USADate Taken: 2002-2003 seasonOne of my last airtanker excursions not long before the wings of the C-130A and a Privateer failed which grounded a majority of the heavy airtankers.
N451CE_FAI_frontangle.jpg
399 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. The black cord running above the wings is a safety item used on the ground for attaching a harness when mechanics do wing walking.
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398 viewsType: DC-3 C-47Registration: N47SJ 348608Airport: SQICity: Rock FallsState: IllinoisCountry: USADate Taken: JULY 25, 2010One of the many aircraft participating in "The Last Time" gathering marking the 75th anniversary of the first flight of the DC3.
KN563_ramp.jpg
398 viewsAirline: Canadian WarplaneType: DC-3Registration: C-GDAKAirport: SQICity: Rock FallsState: IllinoisCountry: USADate Taken: July 25th, 2010Canadian Warplane Heritage's DC-3 represents a Dakota of 436 Squadron in the WWII Burma theatre. "Canucks Unlimited". This venerable DC-3 has over 81000 hours.
N121AK_ANC_5-8-10.jpg
398 viewsAirline: Rainbow River Lodge LLCType: Dehavilland DHC-2 BeaverRegistration: N121AKAirport: Lake HoodCity: AnchorageState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 8, 2010Manufactured in 1951 and still going with the dependable Pratt & Whitney R-985 engine that makes them sound so good.
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.
2_ship_landing_7-26-10.jpg
397 viewsAirline: Airborne ImagingType: DC-3Registration: N737HAirport: SQICity: Rock FallsState: IllinoisCountry: USADate Taken: July 26, 2010One of the 27 Douglas DC-3's that showed up at Whiteside County airport in the middle of corn fields for the 75th anniversary DC-3 celebration called "The Last Time".
3s_over_DC-3.jpg
397 viewsAirline: N/AType: DC-3Registration: N/AAirport: SQICity: Rock FallsState: IllinoisCountry: USADate Taken: July 25, 2010Three gooneybirds fly in formation over a wide array of classics at the small airfield in central Illinois.
N7848B_5-12-10_static_FAI.jpg
397 viewsAirline: Everts Air CargoType: Curtiss C-46 CommandoRegistration: N7848BAirport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 12, 2010Everts has two C-46 cargo aircraft. This one named "Dumbo" N7848B was operated by RANSA, then Panamanian registered by Aerovias Alianza as HP-238 before returning to N7848B in 1968. It has been in Alaska since then, first with Interior Airways, then Fairbanks Air Service, and with the Everts family since 1973.
Shungnak-N96358_5-14-10.jpg
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.
N303GV_Shungnak_5-14-10.jpg
396 viewsAirline: Frontier AlaskaType: Cessna 208Registration: N303GVAirport: PAGHCity: ShungnakState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 14, 2010This aircraft landed, dropped off a few passengers, then took off while our DC-4 sat unloading fuel.
N351CE_5-4-11.jpg
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.

N44V_landing.jpg
396 viewsAirline: PiedmontType: DC-3Registration: N44VAirport: SQICity: Rock FallsState: IllinoisCountry: USADate Taken: July 25, 2010In April of 2010 the Carolina Aviation Museum moved into a few facility at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport at 4672 First Flight Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208. The Carolinas Aviation Museum displays a collection of over 50 static aircraft, and a wealth of smaller historic items related to aviation in the North & South Carolinas.
N500UA_5-6-11.jpg
396 viewsAirline: Universal airlinesType: DC-6Registration: N500UAAirport: ENACity: KenaiState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 6, 2011Kenai is definitely a haven for Pratt and Whitney R-2800 engines and another example is coughing to life about to begin the busy fish hauling season throughout the Alaskan Peninsula.
N54514_5-8-10_ANC.jpg
396 viewsAirline: Everts Air CargoType: Curtiss C-46 CommandoRegistration: N54514Airport: ANCCity: AnchorageState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 8, 2010Everts has several C-46's and two are in full colors. "Maid in Japan" is currently based in Anchorage amd "Dumbo" in Fairbanks.
KC-135_3571_5-4-11.jpg
395 viewsAirline: USAF Alaska National GuardType: KC-135RRegistration: 62-3571Airport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 4, 201162-3571-AK6102 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker of the USAF 168th ARW Alaska ANG shoots a few approaches, one touch n' go, and allows a great gear retracting opportunity captured here.
N96358_FAI_fueling_5-14-10.jpg
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!
B-18723_12-23-10.jpg
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.
HC-CKL-runway.jpg
394 viewsAirline: AerogalType: Airbus A-319Registration: HC-CKLAirport: UIOCity: QuitoState: N/ACountry: EcuadorDate Taken: February 2011Only a week or two in use with Aerogal as they begin to add Airbuses and slowly retire the 737-200's in their fleet to comply with the new noise restrictions.
N882EA_ANC_5-10-10.jpg
394 viewsAirline: Era AviationType: Bombardier Dash 8-102Registration: N882EAAirport: ANCCity: AnchorageState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 10, 2010With the crosswinds this Dash 8 makes some last second corrections before landing.
N96358_FAI_engines_TO_5-14-10.jpg
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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393 viewsType: DC-3Registration: N5106XAirport: SQICity: Rock FallsState: IllinoisCountry: USADate Taken: July 25, 2010One of the many aircraft participating in "The Last Time" gathering marking the 75th anniversary of the first flight of the DC3.
Engine_check_FAI_5-14-10.jpg
393 viewsAirline: Brooks Air FuelType: Douglas DC-4Registration: N96358Airport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 14, 2010Initiating our climb out, the Captain takes a quick peak at the port side engines. Fairbanks airport has regular Alaska airlines service using 737's and a few other smaller airlines using turboprop aircraft.
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