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I've been expanding the article on Reeve Aleutian Airways on Wikipedia. The main problem is a lack of photographs of Reeve aircraft to use in the article. There are quite a lot of photos on the web, but these aren't useable due to copyright issues. To use a photo on Wikipedia it needs to br freely useable, either under a free of copyright licence, or one that allows free use as long as the author is credited.
Does anyone have photos of any aircraft in Reeve Aleutian livery that they are willing to release into the public domain so they can be used to illustrate the article? Anyone willing to contribute to the article is quite welcome to do so.
Yes, it is possible to use copyright photos in a very few circumstances under what is called "fair use", but these photos are very heavily vetted and often deleted. Hence the plea for free use pictures.
Correct, they are both still there. They never carried their British registrations but were re-registered at N4HG and N2RK. You may still hear the latter calling on the radio as it is used as a non flying engine test bed for overhauled engines.
I thought I had a dim recollection that a Reeve Aleutian Electra up in Alaska once had a serious powerplant malfunction in the cruise and shed prop blades which knifed into the fuselage sufficiently that, although they managed to land it, it was beyond repair.
But these references make no mention of this. Wrong airline ? Wrong type ? Can anyone guide me ?
You are correct - a L-188 of Reeve did indeed shed a prop, somewhere in the Aleutians if my memory servs me correctly. Seem to remember was not long after my visit to the area so I took a very keen interest. Remember that it was escorted by a USN herkybird.
At present am animal homesitting in Gloucs but when get back to UK base will look out the dets and post, that is if nobody else does first!
Looking forward to going back to Aleyeska from my new home on Quadra Island, BC in the not too distant future...