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Old 04-15-2018, 09:47 AM
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Default Topping Off With Fuel - Work Horse DC-4

Topping off my RV-6 for a local flight. 4-14-2018. Pulled up to the pump and guess what was also fueling for a flight?

Actually it was taking on a load of Jet-A to fly out to Western Alaska.


There are two of these stationed here in Kenai, also a couple of C-46 Commandos. Still trying to get a photo with the C-46 and one of the Air Force C-17's or C-130's that do instrument approaches here in Kenai.

Really awesome to be driving into Kenai from the North road and see a C-46 on final with a C-130 turning base. Talk about heritage flights....

Anyway-where I work both the C-46 and DC-4 overfly my location, work stops and Mike stares out the window. Great sounds!

BTW-One of the C-46 drivers built a beautiful RV-6A that he keeps parked near the C-46.

Best regards,
Mike Bauer
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Old 04-16-2018, 09:16 AM
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Default Alaska workhorse

On ground there, back a few, watched tanker ship w/ high water line being loaded via a long 100 yd.+ dock, (w forklifts, etc.). Stumbled across it thru the trees by accident, rural area. Clear day, could see the Aleutians on the horizon.
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Old 04-18-2018, 08:32 AM
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Old 06-04-2018, 07:30 PM
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Many years ago, as I started this build, I met a gentleman who would become a close friend. He owned a picture perfect grass airfield and loved flying, people and life. One fine summer day he took off for a pleasure flight, had an engine failure on departure and tried to turn back. Sadly both pilot and passenger were killed in the resulting stall/spin-accident. Very, very sad.

Yesterday and 8 years later my wife and I flew our finished RV into his old strip on a lovely summer day for a picnic. Very sentimental experience and I know Mickey would have loved to have been there with us.

Be careful out there and land straight ahead if needs be...

Simon


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Old 06-06-2018, 08:51 AM
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pretty wife, where's the airplane?
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Old 06-06-2018, 07:34 PM
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Still One of my Favorite Paint Schemes as well...

Photo of Bruce's plane when yall were grabbing some BBQ at the Hard 8!

Garrett,

Still getting great comments on this pic .

Thanks
Boomer
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Old 06-21-2018, 08:10 AM
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Just picked my plane up from Evoke Aviation where Jonathan McCormick and crew pulled off a miracle, taking a plane that was average at best and making it look amazing. He really did an awesome job. I can't say enough! Extremely pleased!

He put more photos on his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/evokeaviation/

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Old 06-21-2018, 10:09 AM
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Wow!
Beautiful show plane Mark.
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Old 06-21-2018, 10:30 AM
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Wow!
Beautiful show plane Mark.
Thank you...all credit to Jonathan and crew. He did it all!
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