Vintage Transports, photos by Friends & Guests (61)

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On a regular basis people sent me photos, to share their enthusiasm for vintage airliners or to illustrate a question. These photos have been lingering in a scrapbook or a discarded box somewhere and/or probably wouldn't find their way to Online-use or publication.
To prevent them from getting lost, with permission of the sender, I like to share them on this page.
Photos already online (personal websites, airliners.net, jetphotos.net, etc) are not meant to be included here.

With the ever growing popularity of Social Media (Flickr, Facebook, Instagram) the barrier has become much lower for people to share their photographs or scans of slides; imperfection to post aviation images is no longer an issue.
I noticed a decline in requests for publication on my website (a decline I welcome, as I struggle with the workflow) on my 'Guest Pages', so now some of these images shared below will be copied from Facebook & Flickr by me. For preservation of their historic value as I see it; always with proper credit to the photographer, of course!

Btw, while I am on social media, picking up on aviation news, I use it mainly for other interests while my website remains my main focus to share my interest in vintage aviation.

 

Lawrence Evan shared his fine image of DHC-2 N77KZ on Facebook, at Napaskiak,AK en route to Bethel (12Nov20).
DHC-2 N77KZ
This deHavilland DHC-2 Beaver, N77KZ (c/n 950) of Yute Air/Renfro
There are 2 things that are remarkable here: 1/. how fine it has been restored after been cracked up in 2019 and
2/. its career started at the Dutch Royal Air Force (Koninklijke Luchtmacht - KLu) and the Beavers were still in
active use when I did my military service in the 1970s with the Dutch Air Force. Nice to see it still going strong!
N77KZ is featured on several of my webpages, over the years, see Lake Hood 2006 ¬ USA 2012 ¬ Lake Hood 2012
¬ Photos by Friends & Guests #54.

Neil Aird has also the history of N77KZ on his DHC-2.com, including a photo of the 2019 damage..


Ernie Szelepcsenyi took his Piper Archer up a couple of weeks ago and ended up over top of Ed's Salvage Yard
outside of Ottawa, near Arnprior, Ontario, where the two ex First Air HS.748s are.
Two HS.748s at Ed's Salavage near Arnprior - by Ernie Szelepcsenyi
Ernie: "Nothing new to report except that they are both still there!" (Ernie's email dates from 13Nov20).

Two HS.748s at Ed's Salavage near Arnprior - by Ernie Szelepcsenyi
Ernie sent me also aerials in 2017: Photos by Friends & Guests #28
He sent those images to update my visit (on the ground) to Ed's Salvage Yard, see My visit 2009

When a DC-3/C-47 cannot be preserved whole, do the next best thing and preserve a part of it!
C-47 N375AS 'Daly Express' completed
C-47 N375AS (c/n 27008) 'Daly Express' restoration completed.
Above from: www.snjtodaynewspaper.com

Bob Dalessandro and his restoration team at the Millville Army Air Field Museum completed restoration of a C-47 cockpit section and painting it in the colours of the C-47 which the Commanding Officer of the 436th Troop Carrier Group, Col Adriel Williams flew during the war.
Nicknamed 'Daly Express' after his wife, the nose art depicts a steam locomotive with wings - a Skytrain!

The identity from Aviation Museums & Collections of N.America (2nd Ed., by Bob Ogden; Air-Britain, 2011):
Douglas C-47B (R4D-6) BuNo.50837 (c/n 27008/15563); ex/ N375AS, N7998A, 50837, 43-49747.
It was previously owned by the Yankee Air Museum of Ypsilanti,MI (even then only the nose).
A photo of this project at Millville taken in May 2019 on Kenneth Swartz' gallery on my website.


C-47 N375AS 'Daly Express' completed
Above courtesy of 'The Night Fright C-47 Restoration Project'-FB page.
Hope to visit the Millville Army Air Field Museum some day soon.

Kyle McNish sent me photos of the DC-3 (C-47) wreck at Klawock, Prince of Wales Island in SE Alaska.
Since 10+ years I had an item on my Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North, of EC-47Q 42-24304 crashed near
Klawock, but now I finally have photos to match!
EC-47Q 42-24304 wreck at Klawock
For more photos of this EC-47 42-24304 click the link above!

Andrew Bryant (top) and Mike DeZeeuw shared photos helping to identify a 2nd plane wreck near Resolute Bay
Andrew Bryant at crashsite C-82 at Resolute Bay
The research into the identiy led to another aircraft than stated by Andrew

Mike DeZeeuw at wrecksite of C-82A Packet nr Resolute Bay

More details on my Abandoned Plane Wrecks in the Arctic North

Marcus Bridle informed me of a large amount of aircraft in Kenya up for scrapping...
'Junk aircraft' in Kenya to be scrapped (2020)
This is a montage by me of the 2 relevant pages in the .pdf document mentioned below.
Marcus wrote me: "I was looking for info on the DC-3 ZK-BBJ that has been sitting abandoned at Moi Int'l Airport
in Kenya since 1995 and found out that the Kenyan Airport Authority is going to (or already has) auctioned off 101 abandoned aircraft at airports around Kenya! Since the auction terms include that the aircraft have to be removed within 30 days, I expect most will be scrapped.
If you want to see the full list which was published in the Kenyan Gazette at this link -> http://kenyalaw.org/kenya_gazette/gazette/download/Vol.CXXII-No_.154_.pdf

Among the aircraft up for scrap are:

  • DC-3 ZK-BBJ at Moi International Airport (MIA)
  • DC-3 5Y-BMB at Lokichoggio Airport (LOKI)
  • DC-6 5Y-BRP at Lokichoggio Airport (LOKI)
  • DC-6 5Y-SJP at Lokichoggio Airport (LOKI)
  • Plus (a.o.) a few Friendships, HS748s and other interesting airliners, including a Tristar! (TZ-MHI)
  • Tony Jarvis sent me photos of Lancaster FM221 wreck site near Resolute Bay taken in 2016.
    Resolute Bay is an Arctic waterway in the Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. It is located in Parry Channel
    on the southern side of Cornwallis Island.
    Lancaster FM221, by Tony Jarvis (2016)
    Details on this wreck, more photos and plenty of other abandoned wrecks on my Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North

    Malcolm Nason published this news item on Facebook
    C-54s at Maran Regional Airport, by Malcolm Nason

    It seems Marana Reg'l Airport has raised the rent on the land where the aircraft are stored, which precipitated a decision to either sell or scrap them in place. And if they didn't sell or otherwise new owners can't be found, the DC-4s were to be scrapped in early 2020, so the deadline seems to have been postponed (perhaps because of the Tanker 111 deal) but now the end is looming.
    A good place to stay abreast of developments is www.proplinerinfoexchange.com/1-bigdouglas_news

    I flew overhead in 2017:

    Avra Valley, Marana Reg'l airport - from the air
    MY 2017 FULL REPORT -+- MY 2008 VISIT & REPORT
    en.wikipedia.org:_Marana_Regional_Airport

    Scramble.nl published the recent incident of DC-4 N96358 on Facebook
    Incident DC-4 N96358
    www.thecordovatimes.com/2020/10/14/plane-skids-off-yakataga-runway/

    Douglas C-54E Skymaster N96358 (c/n 27284) suffered serious damage to the aircraft when the aircraft had limited braking on grass runway and overran runway at Yakataga Airport (0AA1), Alaska (10Oct20).
    https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/243839]

    Ex/ US military 44-9058 (USAAF) & 90397 (US Navy), it went to Aero Flite (owner Matt Zimeck' Ziomeck') and remained there for decades; when not on firefighting contract Tanker 160 was based at Kingman,AZ.
    Rereg'd Matthew Ziomek 04May06.
    Ferried early Dec06 to Fairbanks-FAI for Brooks Air Fuel. R25Jan07 Brooks Fuel.
    Brooks Fuel ceased operating and N96358 was rereg'd 18Jan13 to Alaska Air Fuel of Palmer,AK. Later that year active hauling fuel in Alaska. My page Photos by Friends & Guests #37 has photos by Thomas Bouwens and Rich Hulina, including some info on Alaska Air Fuel.

    "On Oct. 6, after the unpaved airstrip was damaged in a separate event, the FAA issued a notice warning pilots against landing at a weight of over 5,000 pounds and without high-flotation landing gear suitable for use on soft surfaces.
    Under these conditions, an aircraft that would have been capable of landing at the Cape Yakataga airstrip under normal conditions could end up running off the runway due to being too heavily laden."

    N96358 may well be doomed, 'damaged beyond economic repair', but Alaska Air Fuel has a 2nd DC-4: N3054V (c/n 10547), presently stored at Wasilla,AK.

    Updated Ron Mak's propliners gallery (PAGE #4) with photos taken in 1971 at Panama's Tocumen IAP
    Propliners by Ron Mak (Panama, 1971)
    The HS.748 went from Latin America to Europe and ended up in Canada with Calm Air; it may still be around..
    C-46A HP-86 is reportedly still active (2020), as HP-3286 for AL Llaneras Colombia!
    The full history details, and of other Panama propliners, can be found by following the link above.

    BAe 748-2A NA-20 (c/n 1698) was towed through the streets of Kathmandu, from Kathmandu Airport to
    Narayanhiti Palace Museum on 13Sep20. Photo by Khabarhub.
    HS.748 NA-20 to Narayanhiti Palace Museum 12 or 13 Sep. 2020
    RAN-20 Royal Nepal Air Force, VIP transport. Reported active Oct.2006. Reported ..Feb.2009
    operational. NA-020 operated by Nepalese Army, not Air Force.

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    JoeJoe Prince came across this Beech G18S N9210, 03Oct20, stored at Bethel,AK.
    Beech G18S N9210 at Bethel, by JoeJoe Prince
    More history of N9210 on JoeJoe's gallery on my website HERE..

    This was published on Facebook by 'Flo Ze' from Belgium. Sad to see it this way, but not yet without hope.
    Dove at Malaga, derelict/preserved
    De Havilland DH-104 Dove 7A, c/n 04534 at Malaga
    History details and other photos on Frans Truyens' gallery on my website.

    Fred Barnes responded in Sep.2020 to the items of propliners parts on my Red Deer 2019 page.
    DC-6ST N867TA by Fred Barnes (1988)
    DC-6ST N867TA by Fred Barnes (Anchorage, 1988)
    Fred wrote: "Seen the item on your website of (Red Deer) DC-6F rear fuselage.
    Likely from N867TA c/n 45202/880.
    Only two DC-6s were converted to swing tail N867TA and N434TA, which were later in use by Northern Air Cargo (NAC).
    Saw the rear fuselage of N867TA at Fairbanks FAI on 16Sep08 in the Northern Air Cargo parking area, where many other 'out of service' aircraft were parked/stored.
    NAC did not want to sell either N434TA or the rear fuselage (swing tail) section from N867TA in case N434TA could be used in competition for 'long loads'.
    Later N434TA was sold to Buffalo Airways and I guess the rear fuselage of N867TA was included and transported to Red Deer.
    The hinges for the 'Swing Tail' were on the starboard side of the fuselage.
    See attached image of N867TA taken at ANC 05Jun88 (above)."

    DC-6 N779TA by Fred Barnes (2008)
    DC-6 N779TA photographed by Fred Barnes at Fairbanks (FAI) on 16Sep08.
    Fred: "the rear fuselage section of N867TA can be seen in the background, behind the nosewheel. I did not make an image of the rear fuselage of N867TA. I did fly on the aircraft from LHR to HEL when it was in service with
    Kar-Air as OH-KDA."
    Further details of the DC-4 and DC-6 Swingtails (including N434TA & N867TA)
    can be found on my webpage HERE...

    Nevile Webb wrote: "Three of us were guided to a crash site, of USAF Eagle Radar B-24 44-42169 near Gander.
    B-24 44-42169 crashsite

    For more details and photos see Neville's gallery on my website.


    Added 9 propliner photos by Ron Mak to his gallery (PAGE #4), taken at Panama City in 1971
    Propliners by Ron Mak at Panama City, 1971

    These are parts of the BAHF Newsletter, forwarded to me August 2020
    BAHF newsletter 2020
    While The C-97 'Angel of Deliverance' was grounded due to engine problems, the Covid-19 ('Corona') pandemic
    caused the 2020 air shows to be cancelled and thus chances to create income were gone...
    N500EJ was considered 'damaged beyond economic repair and a replacement aircraft was procured with
    proceeds from the insurance settlement. C/n 27370 (line nbr 316) will be used for spare parts supply.

    BAHF newsletter 2020
    Douglas C-54E, N500EJ (c/n 27370) heavily damaged.

    BAHF newsletter 2020
    N500EJ to be replaced by C-54D N9015Q (c/n 22178), which is expected to be painted the same as N500EJ and
    also named 'Spirit of Freedom'. Plans also call for reregistering N9015Q to N500EJ, but not everyone is
    enthusiastic about that idea. Read the full BAHF Newsletter (pdf doc)

    This N9015Q was damaged in 2014 making a hard landing upon which the nosegear collapsed:
    "An Island Air Transport Douglas DC-4 (C54-D), registration N9015Q performing a charter freight flight to New Smyrna Beach,FL (USA) with one crew, landed hard on New Syrna Beach Airport's runway 11 at 15:57L (19:57Z), during roll out the nose gear collapsed causing the aircraft to slide to a stop on its nose and main gear. The aircraft came to a stop about 630 meters/2060 feet down runway 11 blocking the intersecting runway 02/20 as well. There were no injuries, the aircraft sustained substantial damage."
    avherald.com

    Graham Robson sent me a photo to ascertain identity of this Marksman Invader being N60XX; see Searching For..
    Marksman Invader N60XX (?)
    The above photo is a detail focussing on the Invader at the Hill aircraft ramp at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood Int'l Airport, in 1979 – 1982 time frame. The full photo has the DC-3 (C-49J or C-53D in full) view.

    Brad M. sent me this 16Aug20: "Recently I was up in Resolute Bay for work and noticed two different sections of what I was told is a DC-4.
    My co-worker [sic] are not sure if it is the same plane or not as the distance is approximately 4 km between sites.
    There are inscriptions/painted marks on dated 1976 and 1968."
    Possible DC-4 remains near Resolute Bay
    For more details and 2 more photos see my Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North.

    Ken Swartz wrote: "I had a productive visited to Brantford Airport, Ontario on July 25, 2020."
    Grumman G.44 Widgeon, C-FBCP - by Ken Swartz
    A 1943 Grumman G-44, C-FBCP (for sale for $275,000)."
    More details plus for an American Tri-Gear Beech 18 here, one with a damaged wing, see Ken's gallery on my website.

     

    JoeJoe Prince caught N55WE on 04Aug2020, on a beautiful day with the pilot looking down from his lofty office. JoeJoe wrote: "New to Renfro's Alaskan Adventures".
    Good to see after its 2015 damage N55WE (c/n 273) has found a new home in Alaska!

    DHC-2 N55WE at Bethel, Alaska - photo by JoeJoe Prince
    When I checked FAA's N-inquiry on 06Aug20 registration was still 'pending', so a very 'fresh' addition indeed!
    For history and details see JoeJoe's Page!

     

    An unbelievable restoration is in progress...
    DC-3 N130Q back on floats!

    UPDATE JULY 31ST, 2020: "After 16 long years, The Only DC-3 in the World on Floats, N130Q, Folsom's massive seaplane of Moosehead Lake is back atop its EDO floats!
    (Here) at Greenville Municipal Airport (K3B1). After all my years of research I'd never thought I'd see this. Unbelievable to witness in person towering over everything.
    Word is that it is being made airworthy for a new owner in Alaska.
    Been working on a book that will cover the history of the XC-47C Program evaluated in WWII as well as Greenville's iconic DC-3 on floats. Hope to have it completed this year and will post a link." ¬Jakob McKenney (FB WIX).

    More details on the only commercially operated DC-3 on floats on my Photos by Guests & Friends #25.

    Stephen Swan published images of N2-90 road transport, on Facebook, with an arrival at the HARS Aviation Museum.
    Stephen wrote with his post: "HARS Aviation Museum has started reassembly of ex/ RAN C47 that was recently acquired as part of the RAN Heritage Flight. Aircraft will most likely be finished in Royal Tour livery having flown HRH QE II to Perth in 1954. To be assessed for future airworthiness. (Photos courtesy HARS Aviation Museum)."
    DC-3 N2-90 to HARS Aviation Museum
    DC-3 N2-90 to HARS Aviation Museum. The Grumman S-2 Tracker is most likely 153600.
    I came across N2-90 in 2005 (see my OZ2005 report with details on its history) parked on the ramp, seen from the varandah of the air museum at Nowra, overlooking the historic HMAS Albatross. By 2006 it was 'under restoration'.
    I gathered from information with this FB post that the RAN Historic Flight no longer exists


    From JoeBaugher.com (20Jul20) on the S-2: '153600 (msn 344C) to Royal Australian Navy 22Nov1967 as N12-153600, code 845. Damaged in hangar fire at HMAS Albatross, Nowra, New South Wales 04Dec1976.
    To ground instruction airframe.
    Underwent restoration at Nowra *HMAS Albatros* by Fleet Air Arm Museum. Now stored at Fleet Air Arm Museum, HMAS Albatross, Nowra, NSW.'

    www.faaaa.asn.au/whatever-happened-ran-historic-flight/; this link dates from 16Sep2018¬
    "The RAN’s defunct Historic Flight has been put to limited Tender for disposal.
    For many years the RAN had a ‘Historic Flight’ (HF), comprising a number of previous Fleet Air Arm operational aircraft. The Flight included two S2-G Trackers, two UHI-B Iroquois, two Westland Wessex Mk. 31B and one C47 Dakota, remnants of a Hawker Sea Fury and a De Havilland Sea Venom, and a large quantity of miscellaneous spares. Some of the aircraft were airworthy.
    Around 2008 the Navy decided to cease operating the Historic Flight and engaged with the Historic Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS, based at Albion Park not far from Nowra) to see what could be done to preserve them.
    The Navy/HARS partnership approach to loaning the aircraft to HARS broke down when the issue of risk and liability came to the fore.

    Of the three organisations that responded to the RFT, HARS is therefore the only one with the stated intent to keep the collection together, that has offered to locate them near to the Fleet Air Arm’s home at Nowra, and has the resources to restore the majority of the collection to either static or flying status, as appropriate."

    And www.faaaa.asn.au/historic-flight-update-january-2019¬
    "After many years in limbo, the future of the Navy Historic Flight was given some certainty at the end of 2018 when HARS won the Tender to acquire its assets.
    Douglas Dakota C-47B – N2-90 For Static Display at HARS NHF site adjacent to FAA Museum, subject to successful application to RAN and EIG for confirmation of HARS lease on the (already identified) block of land. May be located in the short term at Air Affairs, Nowra.
    Grumman Tracker S-2G – N12-152333 Flight Line at HARS Sponsor Air Affairs. The aircraft will be surveyed for a more complete restoration back to flying status.
    Grumman Tracker S-2G – N12-153600 Stored at HARS Sponsor Air Affairs, and also to use for parts and training support for the other Tracker.
    Spares Grumman Tracker 37 Pallet Lot - Used for lots 07 and 08 to bring these two aircraft to their maximum potential. Spares will be stored at HARS Major sponsor Air Affairs."

    All French Turbo Firecats, aeroplanes for aerial firefighting, were grounded earlier this year due to a fault found
    in 2019 on the landing gear. So the Sécurité Civile has taken the decision to ground their entire Turbo Firecat fleet with immediate effect. This discovery has accelerated the gradual withdrawal of the type by a few years.
    French Turbo Firecats grounded (2020)
    ¬ www.facebook.com/Scramblemagazine

    See my Air Tanker Identification & Photos


    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.
    DC-6B donated by Everts Air to Norway
    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
    Everts Air DC-6 N151 departs Alaska for Norway
    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 bit
    more. Now it was time to put the generous donation into action. It has reach (as Karen put it) "the end of life for
    use in both the Part 121 and 125 world"; but good to see it is retired as a preservation project to serve history.

    From: calclassic.proboards.com/thread/9745/dc-6-coming-home-retirement (posted by 'daypharris')
    "After 61 years in service, this old bird is coming back to Norway. The aircraft is intended to become a museum at Flyhistorisk museum Sola (airport in Stavanger, Norway).
    Everts Air Cargo N151 started its long history long time ago. Delivered to Cathay Pacific in 1958 as VR-HFK, then to Braathens as LN-SUB in 1962. Later Saga Norsk Flytjeneste as LN-MTV (re-named Troll-air 1/72) and operated for Biman Bangladesh Airlines for some months.
    Then Delta Air Transport (Belgium) as OO-LVG/OO-VGL 10/72, before going to Canada as a Conair-tanker,
    C-GICD 1/76.
    Converted to 'F' (DC-6B/F) and delivered to Air Cargo Express as N151 9/97.
    Flying many years for Everts Air Cargo in Alaska. This Cloadmaster have had some adventurous and interesting history!"

    DC-6 stopping at Yellowknife en route to Norway
    DC-6 N151 stopping at Yellowknife en route to Norway.
    From : 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; photo by Patrick Jacobson 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..?
    Patrick Jacobson (FB)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.'
    ¬abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/virus-strands-norway-racer-alaska-iditarod

    Thomas Waerner winner Iditarod race
    Thomas Waerner winner Iditarod race

    DC-6 N151 final leg to Stanvager 02Jun20

    Arrival DC-6 LN-SUb at Sola, Norway
    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."

    Arrival DC-6 LN-SUb at Sola, Norway
    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.
    [Wikipedia]

    Arrival DC-6 LN-SUb at Sola, Norway


    Stephane Pouliot shared a few pics of the repaint, these showing the starboard side of N151/LN-SUB
    DC-6B N151 repainted at Everts
    DC-6B N151 repainted at Everts Air prior to the ferry flight.

    DC-6B N151 repainted at Everts
    Sponsor grillpaws.com

    DC-6B N151 repainted at Everts
    Sponsor QRILLPET Arctic World Series

    DC-6B N151 repainted at Everts Air
    Sponsor Aker BioMarine

    Ken Swartz shared photos taken in March 2020 at Estrella Warbird Museum in California.
    P-2 N807NA preserved at Estrella Warbirds Museum (Ken Swartz 2020)
    N807NA was donated by Neptune Aviation Services to the air museum at Paso Robles,CA.
    More of Ken's photos on this visit, but also plenty other vintage aircraft photos by him, on:
    Propliners, warbirds and bushplanes by Ken Swartz

    A bird's eye view on the Estrella Warbird Museum from their Facebook page
    Estrella Warbird Museum


     

     

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