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Old 06-27-2018, 12:15 PM
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Vlad wins the internet AGAIN today!

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Old 06-27-2018, 01:03 PM
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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.
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Old 06-27-2018, 02:37 PM
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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.

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Old 06-27-2018, 02:40 PM
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Vlad,

Those photos are convincing me to start planning for a personal flight that way myself!

Thank you for sharing.

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Old 06-27-2018, 05:17 PM
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Pratt and Whitney R2800. Probably the most popular and common of the big radials. Dozens of military and civilian airplanes used that engine. Also the most reliable of the big radials.
If you see one or both of the Howard 500's that come to OSH, they are powered by that engine.
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Old 06-28-2018, 09:31 AM
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Hey Vlad,

I checked your aprs and it looks like you are back in the New York area--that is good. The science journals are talking about a volcanic eruption in the Aleutian Islands. It seems that Mt. Cleveland on Chuginakak Is. is showing signs of an eruption in days or weeks. Last one sent ash up 30k ft into the air--not good for a Lycoming.

Incredible pictures!!!

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Old 06-28-2018, 10:14 AM
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Nice views, keep in mind Vlad is a seriously good aviator. He flew MIG 23ís for Uncle Samsky back in the day. BTW Vlad just saw one at AF museum WPAFB last week.

Memphis Belle very nicely done.

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Old 06-28-2018, 12:32 PM
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Nicely done Vlad...and thanks for sharing the awesome pics.
Like you, I was blessed to fly fast pointy airplanes once upon a time and got to fly the length of the Aleutians one rare, clear blue day over the chain.
Awesome is vastly understated.

So, is the windsock at Shemya really a ball and chain?

V/R
Smokey

PS During our deployment briefing (Japan to Anchorage) the briefer casually mentioned that "when you pass Shemya (Western tip of chain) you're a little past the halfway point .


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Old 06-29-2018, 08:08 AM
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I owe Vlad a public apology. He flew Fencer Dís, Sukoi Su-24s back in the day. That is equivalent to accusing a lawn dart guy (F16, who works for a living) of flying the F15. So unfair, so needlessly cruel!

Iíll let the Hog & Lawn Dart communities duke it out on their own

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Saw a 4 ship of F35s on the gulf coast couple of weeks ago, what concerned me was they looked into our condo with those fancy helmets!! :-0
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Old 06-29-2018, 08:47 AM
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