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.

 

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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