Douglas DC-6A, Everts Air Cargo

@ Chena Hot Springs, AK

September 2017

I had an opportunity to visit the Chena Hot Springs Resort, located more than fifty miles from Fairbanks, Alaska. I was surprised to see a gravel runway at the resort and more surprised to see this DC-6. Everts Air Cargo is the last airline in the U.S. to operate scheduled flights with a large fleet (11) of these 60-year-old aircraft, and was ready to retire this one when the resort owner wanted it. With an hour of airworthiness remaining, it was flown to the resort where the pilot spent 45 minutes practicing various approaches before landing. Sony RX100, processed with Aperture.


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