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Alaska - April 2008

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Alaska - April 2008

Old 26th Apr 2008, 09:54
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Alaska - April 2008

Morning all,

Not sure how these are going to be received, but my military stuff has always gone down fairly well in that section of the board.

Returned last Saturday from a couple of weeks in Alaska, covering Red Flag Alaska 08-2 and making the most of the fantastic photo opportunities the place has to offer.

Here's a very small sample of what I caught:


























Plenty more available if they're of interest, and happy to do special requests for just about all of the ANC users.
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Old 26th Apr 2008, 11:13
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Good stuff. You'll get more rewarding circulation for your work at http://www.airliners.net and at http://www.planepictures.net
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Old 26th Apr 2008, 21:20
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Very nice work, well done. Thanks for posting them.

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Old 27th Apr 2008, 07:50
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Thanks very much for the replies and PM.

GlueBall - I already have more than 1000 shots on a.net, I just figured this may be a good way of getting my stuff to a more specifically relevant audience.

Cheers,
Karl
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Old 27th Apr 2008, 18:08
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There's still a 133 up there? There were two up there 8 years age. In the two years I was there, only saw one fly one time.
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Old 28th Apr 2008, 06:59
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MI - Yes, there's still a 133 up there. I don't believe she's flown for a couple of years, but is maintained in airworthy condition. She certainly taxied in 2007. She needs to be operated under a government contract in order to be allowed to take to the skies again. What I'd give to photograph her getting airborne....!

I believe the second example was scrapped in/around 2000.
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Old 25th May 2008, 04:18
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Alaska - April 2008

you should have come over and asked for the jumpseat, would be happy to oblige, the-6 is a lot of fun..
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Thanks , i love to see a little passion around. fabulous work.
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Old 25th May 2008, 10:36
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The Wiki post could do with an update (like your great photo):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C-133_Cargomaster

retired in 1971 it says... then lived in Mojave then moved to Alaska.

iX
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Old 25th May 2008, 10:40
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Karl

Isn't the final photo a C133?

I'm sure that these photos would be appreciated on the 'Aviation History and Nostalgia' forum on PPRuNe

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Old 25th May 2008, 11:04
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Talking biggls

Thanks for the grate pics it nice to see. I have been to Alaska a number of times, to NAC for their 6 sim, when I worked over hear in the UK for a proper flying job and not just being a bus driver as now.
If you have any moor recip pics, as our american cousans call them, bring them on. Bet you cant gess who this is.
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Old 28th May 2008, 09:56
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Apologies for the delayed response, all. Only just noticed the thread's come to life.

jumpseat - now you tell me! Where would we have found you? We had visits to Everts and NAC at both Fairbanks and Anchorage.

fourgolds - thank you!

ix_touring - indeed it does. Not sure I'm quite qualified enough to be the one to do it though.

Captain Airclues - I'll do that if you think they'd be of interest.

biggls - are you suggesting I know you?

Anyway, a few more:
















Enjoy!
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Old 28th May 2008, 18:17
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Hey Biggls,

PM me, as I used to run/organize those courses in Anchorage. Your post has just got me scratching my head about who you are.
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Old 28th May 2008, 21:06
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WOW.....I can almost hear those big radials


very nice
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Old 15th Jun 2008, 00:48
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from the same trip here is an article I did on the older stuff....

http://www.fencecheck.com/photography/Old_Alaska/

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Old 15th Jun 2008, 01:23
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Beautiful photography. Thanks. Keep posting!
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Old 15th Jun 2008, 08:10
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Fabulous photos. Well done!
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Old 21st Apr 2009, 00:50
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' I used to run/organize those courses in Anchorage.'

NO NO Smug, We all know your claim to fame and it was certainly not the above?

PS: Been farming with the Dak lately?
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