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Exciting Reeve Airline Service That Can Get You Drolling

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Shalom and greetings all my pals,

Presenting exciting regular scheduled Reeve airline service from PADL Dillingham Airport located two nautical miles west of the central business district of Dillingham in Alaska to PANC Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport located 5 miles southwest of downtown Anchorage.

Very excited passengers boarding Reeve Airline DC-4 featuring well polished/buffed masterpiece livery work painted and polished exclusively by repainter named Hartmut Hekmann who is the official repainter for Virtual Aircraft Restoration Facebook group owned and operated by Hartmut Hekmann and Tobias Krause.

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Time for preflight inspection!! Check out super shiny and well polished engines!!

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Checking right wing to be sure there is no ice or snow build up CHECK OUT reflection of clouds on metallic shiny wing!

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Checking left wing for same reason WHOA I can see cloud reflection on the wing!

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Checking right engines

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Checking left engines Dont you love shine?

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Checking wheels you will need lobster bib to catch your drooling from seeing shine on engines!

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Checking wheels

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Checking to be sure flaps are set properly

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Checking propeller blades to be sure there are no ice WHOA WHOA look at cloud reflection on propeller blades

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Checking right propeller blades for same reason WHOA WHOA I can see reflection of mountains on engine cover

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Checking front wheel

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Checking tail

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Cannot help admiring metallic shine

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Got to activate all de-ice buttons!! I do NOT know what the pump button for alcohol is for!!

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Starting left engines resulting into mind blowing exciting and massive engine start smoke

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Starting right engines producing massive engine start smoke that is blown forward by powerful winter winds

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Engines are ready for action!!! But wait I need to spool up engines for few seconds to be sure they are ready for action in bitter freezing winter weather

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Starting to taxi to short of runway 1 to start exciting flight!

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Making sure the route waypoints are ready to avoid high mountains due to the fact there is no weather radar and no terrain warning computer meaning I must avoid mountains covered by clouds.

Here are waypoints: KOWOK PIPPR NUTUW WALUS AMOTT WEWWO ICICL BOB that will enable my plane to avoid running into mountains as seen on this map showing my specific flight path

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Entering into runway 1 for more taxi and backtrack

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After backtracking now starting exciting take off run producing thrilling combo of massive snow splattering and engine smoke

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Airborne on climb to 5,000 ft

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At 3,000 ft still climbing to 5,000 ft

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Now starting to cruise at 5,000 ft

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Passing Wood River that is rich in salmon fishes

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Passing Iliamna Lake that is the largest lake in Alaska and third largest lake in America There is offer of 100,000 buck reward by local Alaska newspaper for capture of Pacific Sleeper shark secretly lurking in the waters of that lake

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Cruising across the same lake where you can see that due to so extremely sub zero freezing winter, the engines are producing condensation contrails

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Checking all gauges to be sure everything sounds very kosher

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Entering Cook Inlet to continue cruising where you can see that the plane is on safe side away from 10,000 ft high Chigmit mountain range that the plane is supposed to avoid

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Still cruising above waters of Cook Inlet with background view of same high mountains

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See how safe side the plane is cruising at 5,000 ft away from mountains

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Whoa whoa whoa winter is soooo freezing that the engines are producing condensation contrails

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Sunset!!

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Checking gauges again to be sure that everything is working well in freezing weather

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On final runway approach to runway 06R (it is 06R in era 1960s/1970s) where you can see exciting engine smokes due to constant engine power adjustments to make sure the runway approach is smooth

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Amazing cockpit view of night city lights of Anchorage

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look at ice on left side!!

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Seconds before touchdown

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Okay few more seconds

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TOUCHDOWN

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Snow splattering while the plane is braking down on icy runway

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More snow splatter (is it fun??)

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Exiting from runway toward gate with background view of Million Air building

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Taxiing to gate with background view of Alaska Airline maintenance hangar

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Got to look for official Reeve airline gate which is gate number A11 (oh yes I revved up the engines on purpose to produce massive engine smokes to excite airport spotting photographers)

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Arrived at gate A11 while the de-icing truck is rushing to deice wings of my plane to get ready for another flight

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Thank you for viewing!! Stay tuned for next exciting flight.

Regards,

Aharon

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Great shots Aharon! Love screenshots at that time of day where the sky is dark blue. Lovely model too. 👍
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TSR2 wrote: 14 Jul 2021, 08:46Great shots Aharon! Love screenshots at that time of day where the sky is dark blue. Lovely model too. 👍
TSR2,

Thanks for your kind words. Hope other forum members like my screenshot flight report post.

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Aharon wrote: 15 Jul 2021, 16:20
TSR2 wrote: 14 Jul 2021, 08:46Great shots Aharon! Love screenshots at that time of day where the sky is dark blue. Lovely model too. 👍
Hope other forum members like my screenshot flight report post.

Regards,

Aharon
Yes, Aharon we do like them :thumbsup: .

Regards

Kevin
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Kevin,

Thanks for kind words.

Regards,

Aharon
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