Karen Wing of Everts Air informed me yesterday, 01Jun20, that DC-6B N151 (c/n 45496/992) was on
its ferry flight to the air
museum at Sola, Norway. She attached 2 photos, shown below. A generous donation to preserve this propliner.
Karen wrote: "Ron Klemm did the nose art for the plane."
Departure on YouTube: Alaska Classic! Everts Air Cargo DC-6 N151 departs from Anchorage
In Sep.2017 I learned from Karen Wing that N151 was to be flown to Sola to be put on display in Braathens SAFE colours. As it still had plenty of hours left on the engines, they decided to use it for another year.
And then even a
more. Now it was time to put the generous donation into action. It has reach (as Karen put it) "the end of life
in both the Part 121 and 125 world"; but good to see it is retired as a preservation project to serve history.
DC-6 N151 stopping at Yellowknife en route to Norway.
: www.proplinerinfoexchange.com (info 01Jun20): 'DC-6B N151 departed Fairbanks this morning at 3:28am local time for the 4½ hour flight to Yellowknife, NWT but was forced to return to Fairbanks due to a minor mechanical issue. The aircraft arrived back in Fairbanks at 4:23am and the problem was quickly rectified.
Departing again at 6:38am, the aircraft arrived in Yellowknife after a 4:40 flight. After taking on fuel in Yellowknife, the aircraft is scheduled to depart for the long nonstop flight to Stavanger, Norway.
After being on the ground in Yellowknife for about 3:30 hours, the aircraft and crew departed for Stavanger
at 3:42pm local time. Expected arrival at Stavanger is about 2:00pm local time tomorrow.'
DC-6 N151 at Yellowknife: what a fabulous colourscheme! Photo by Patrick Jacobson (FB).
DC-6B N151 was painted in 1960’s era Braathen-SAFE colours. I have a peronal memory on Braathens-SAFE, when
during late-1970s a delayed SAFE flight from the Canary Islands had to depart but knew that due to the delay
and crew duty hours, they would not make it to Stavanger. This was on New Year's Eve and Amsterdam (EHAM)
was one of few airports open during the night... And I was the only one in passenger handling (Aeroground Services)
that was around to handle the passenger side of things. Shortly before midnight the plane landed and I remember
clearly how people in summer clothing swiftly crossed the ramp among snow drifts to the terminal. I 'herded'
them to the busses for the hotel transfer and soon joined family with champagne. Must have been 1977 or 1978..?
Photo by Patrick Jacobson, through Facebook's DC-6 N151 (LN-SUB) Ferryflight Group.
Virus strands Norway racer in Alaska after Iditarod win
Thomas Waerner won this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in March, but he is still waiting to return to his home in Norway ¬
By The Associated Press - 25 May 2020, 04:16
'ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Thomas Waerner won this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in March, but he is still waiting to return to his home in Norway.
Waerner and his 16 dogs have been stranded in Alaska by travel restrictions and flight cancellations caused by the coronavirus pandemic, The Anchorage Daily News reported Saturday.
"I like Alaska a lot,” Waerner said. “It’s kind of my dream place. But I have a family".
Waerner has five children and 35 other sled dogs in Torpa, Norway. He missed the 10th birthday of one of his children and misses morning coffee with his wife, Guro, who left Alaska in March shortly before health restrictions stopped travel.
The 47-year-old plans to fly home in early June on a DC-6 aircraft bound for the Air History Museum in Sola, Norway.
“We are hitchhiking,” Waerner said. "The plane is going to Norway, and we are going with them. We are so lucky".
Prior to the trip Waerner is expected to undergo a COVID-19 test and collect his dogs from a kennel in Salcha owned by fellow musher Arleigh Reynolds.'
Thomas Waerner winner Iditarod race
Karen Wing: "Great job Everts crew: Rob Everts, Andy Lyon and Larry Levin. An over 20 hour flight and all safe
and sound in Sola. There is a huge support team back here in Fairbanks that made this trip possible."
From Livestream: www.oa.no/iditarod-vinner-thomas-warner-ankommer-norge
For preservation by Flyhistorisk Museum, Sola (Sola Aviation Museum) is an aviation museum located in Stavanger Airport, Sola, near Stavanger, Norway. The museum was founded in 1984, and is run by local volunteers.
Stephane Pouliot shared a few pics of the repaint, these showing the starboard side of N151/LN-SUB
DC-6B N151 repainted at Everts Air prior to the ferry flight.
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