Originally Posted by jrs14855
The Alaskan C46's are probably the last C46's in the world used in commercial operations. They are famous for flying the "hump" in WWII.
Yes, they are some of the last.
The owner has a stock pile of parts that he hunted down all over the world. They use P-47 Thunderbolt engines. The sound they make on takeoff is awesome!
During the Kenai Airfair held every year in early June, you can walk inside to take photos. I have several of the cockpit and fuel tank in the center. Awesome!
The sound is pure pleasure to hear, the rumble as they fly past, you can feel from a distance. One day saw one doing a max performance takeoff from about a mile away, very impressive sound and climb angle!
One day I will get a photo of one in the pattern with a C-17 and or C-130 that usually use the Kenai for instrument approaches, missed twice of photo getting a C130 following the C-46.
Geez I even like the DC-4 sound, and occasionally a DC3 from Anchorage shows up.