On 17 January 2007 this DC-4 suffered a fire in the #2 engine which could not be contained and spread to the wing. The crew made a wheels-up landing in the tundra 7 km west of Nenana, AK. The wreck was salvaged in Feb/Mar-2007 and trucked to Nenana Airport for storage. It was still there 10 years later.
A long-distance shot, apologies for the very poor quality. This DC-6 was acquired by Everts Air Fuel for spares in 1992 (ex Sécurité Civile F-ZBAD), and stored in their Fairbanks yard. What was left of the aircraft was transferred to the airport fire services circa 2005.
This Brasilia briefly served with North-South Airways from 2001 until withdrawn from use in Jun 2003. It is seen here stored in the Everts yard, still in full North-South Airways colours. Originally an EMB-120RT, it was converted to full-freighter version EMB-120FC in Jan 2001. Everts purchased it in May 2005 as a spares donor for their own Brasilias.
This venerable Flying Boxcar was registered to Everts Air Fuel in Feb 1995, but almost certainly never operated for the company. Note the faded "U.S. Air Force" titles still visible on the forward fuselage (ex 53-7836). It is unclear when the nice nose art was applied.
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.
Ex Conifair C-GBYB, still in their full colours with titles and with "YB" on the nosewheel door. Now stored in the Everts yard as one of their many DC-6 spares donor aircraft. Was acquired by Everts in 2002.
Everts took over many of Northern Air Cargo's / Northern Air Fuel's DC-6s when that company phased them out. Some became operational in the Everts fleet but most, like this N7919C, became spares parts suppliers for the rest of Everts' sizeable DC-6 fleet.
Ex Conair Tanker 49 (C-GJKT) and still in their colours. Acquired by Everts in 2000 and noted being stripped for spares in the Everts hangar in Jun 2011. Originally delivered to Western Air Lines in 1957 as a DC-6B, this aircraft was converted to a quick-change pax/cargo version with forward and aft cargo doors (DC-6C standard) by Pacific Airmotive, under subcontract from Douglas, and then transferred to the FMS as a C-118A for onward delivery to the Chile Air Force. It served with them until 1982.
Bought by Everts in 2002 for spares, and never operated by them. In late 2014 this venerable Curtiss was acquired by Shimur, the Council for Conservation of Heritage Sites in Israel, for preservation at the Atlit Detention Camp Museum in Atlit, Israel. It was dismantled at Fairbanks and transported to Israel, where it arrived at the museum on 21 Feb 2017.
This C-131B arrived in the Everts storage yard in early 2002, still in its full USAF colours but with the serials painted out (ex 53-7811). It was previously part of the Kelly Field Heritage Museum, which was disbanded in Oct 2001 following the closure of Kelly AFB. Most aircraft were transferred to the History and Traditions Museum at the adjoining Lackland AFB, but some were sold. It is unclear when the Miss Piggy art was applied.
This C-118B was bought by Everts in 1991, but it remained at Davis-Monthan in Arizona, stored on their behalf in the Western International Aviation yard. It was eventually restored to flying condition in late 2002 and flown to Fairbanks on 12 April 2003 for use as a spares donor aircraft. All markings are painted out, but on the nose the mix of its AMARC inventory numbers 8C027 and CG102 is still visible.
"Maid in Japan" was parked at Nenana (65 km southwest), but had to be evacuated from there because the airfield was threatened by the then rapidly advancing Parks Highway Fire. It is seen here taxiing in at Fairbanks after completing the short hop to safety from Nenana.