Date: 03 Mar 98 03:12:55 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (C. Marin Faure) Organization: NorthWest Nexus Inc.
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Anyone in the Seattle area interested in the piston era of air transportation might want to take a visit to Renton Airport. While most of the field is covered by new 737s and 757s, a small company at the south end of the field seems to be specializing in the rebuilding or overhauling of DC-4s, DC-6s, and DC-7s. These have all been painted red and white with big numbers on the tails, so I suspect they are, or are becoming, firebombers. Currently there is a Douglas product on their ramp (DC-6 maybe?) and the other day a real gem showed up. It's a very clean, polished-aluminum Curtiss C-46. All the planes, including the C-46, have been lettered for Evertts Air Fuel or something of that sort. The C-46 looked to be a beauty from the road as I drove by, so it's worth a look. C. Marin Faure author, Flying A Floatplane