Aircraft Photo of N9701F | Steward-Davis Jet-Packet 3400A | Briles Wing and Helicopter | #4647
Registration / Serial:N9701F
Aircraft Original Type:Fairchild C-82 Packet
Aircraft Generic Type:Fairchild C-82 Packet
Aircraft Version:Steward-Davis Jet-Packet 3400A
Manufacturers:Fairchild / Steward-Davis
C/n (msn):10184
Operator Titles:Briles Wing and Helicopter
City / Airport:Anchorage - Ted Stevens Anchorage InternationalMap
Region / Country:Alaska, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: PANC   IATA: ANC   Local: ANC   Other: -
Photo Date:29 May 1990
Photo by:Aad van der Voet
Photo ID: 4647
Photo Comment

At the time this rare Packet (delivered to the USAF in 1948 as 45-57814) was used by Northern Pacific Transport to haul cargo (mainly fish) all through Alaska. It flew with TWA from 1956 to 1972, and the remnants of their livery are still visible on the fin and fuselage. Also visible are faded "Briles" titles, from its time with Briles Wing & Helicopter during the mid 1970s. In 1992 it was sold and flown to Greybull, WY, where it survived as the world's only flying Packet. In 2006 the Hagerstown Aviation Museum bought it, and the delivery flight to the museum on 15 October 2006 was the last ever flight of a Fairchild C-82 Packet worldwide.

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