Traces of this aircraft's former US Navy history (BuNo 131604 / RZ) can still be seen on its fin. The rudder was taken from a Trans Continental DC-6. The obtrusive nose cone on the left belongs to a former US Navy Convair C-131.
Everts obtained this aircraft from Hawkins & Powers Aviation eight months earlier. It remained in storage at Fairbanks until 2010, when it was restored to flying condition and taken in service as N100CE. It was still operating for the company by 2018.
This C-118 was originally 53-3291 with the USAF and then 533291 with the USN. The frame became N51559 before storage in Fairbanks and is pictured here being refurbished at Paine Field for delivery to Everts.