History lives on

Date:         03 Mar 98 03:12:55 
From:         faurecm@halcyon.com (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