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Flying through history: Rare planes continue to fly Alaska skies

...and the larger four-engine Douglas DC-6 (first produced in 1946) in order...retired pilot who has flown C-46 and DC-6 planes for Everts Air Fuel. Aside from...around the world used the C-46 and DC-6 planes, including the CIA, which used...
Sayer Road blaze all but out

...a pair of Division of Forestry Type II crews, the Gannett Glacier crew and the Yukon crew, augmented the response. A DC-6 retardant air tanker has been stationed in Kenai. Neither the tanker nor Forestry?s helicopter have been used to fight...
Structures lost as fire moves toward Tustumena Lake

...the Caribou Hills area. In addition, two Canadian duck planes and a helicopter scooped water up from Deep Creek, while a DC 6 dropped flame retardant to dampen the blaze. Eriksen said firefighters? main focus is still on structure protection. Eriksen said...
Caribou Hills fire rages on despite more air support, firefighters

...Watching and photographing the fire five minutes after it started, she said she doesn?t think the flame retardant dropped by DC-6 planes is doing a good job. ?(The fire is) out of control,? she said. ?At what point is it going to move this way...
Photo feature: Flight line

...C-130 on its tail as it takes off Tuesday afternoon from Kenai Municipal Airport. The C-130 was several miles behind the DC-6 and on approach for a touch-and-go landing. Both classic planes are frequent sights in the sky above Kenai.

...for deal to end special session Man accused of trying to murder ex-wife Man dies after jumping into cold lake DC-6 gets new skin, new nose, new job Bonds knocks two taters Martinez stops Seattle
In Alaska, women running airlines no big deal

...Boxcars,'' pioneering the shipment of oversize cargo to the Bush. Northern Air Cargo now operates a dozen aircraft, nine DC-6 aircraft and three Boeing 727s. The company has 240 employees and earned $40 million in revenues in 2000. Marge Baker...


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