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Dream Lifter and DC-6 Stopped in Time

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The Boeing Dreamlifter and an Everts Air Cargo DC-6 stop action photography at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport on March 1, 2017. Photo by Rob Stapleton/Alaskafoto

Stop Action Photography-

This stopped  image is an example of how to stop or freeze a moving subject to put it in juxtaposition to something else to help tell a story. This image was shot at 1/1600 of a second at F/16 with a 300mm telephoto lens.

Everts Air Cargo History

Tatonduk Outfitters Limited is the parent corporation for Everts Air Alaska and Everts Air Cargo, owned and operated by Robert W. Everts. Everts Air Alaska was formerly known as Tatonduk Flying Service. Tatonduk was established in 1978 in the village of Eagle. Everts Air Alaska is a Part 135 airline based in Fairbanks, providing cargo and passenger service to interior Alaska.

Everts Air Cargo is the sister company to Everts Air Alaska and was formed in 1995 as a 121 Certificated Cargo Airline. Everts Air Cargo is headquartered in Fairbanks where it serves as the primary base for maintenance, administration and charter operations. Conversely, all scheduled flights are operated out of Anchorage where mail and the majority of freight are received. Everts provides scheduled freight service to 12 major hubs in Alaska including Nome, Kotzebue, Unalakleet, Emmonak, St. Mary’s, Aniak, Bethel, Dillingham, King Salmon, Iliamna, Fairbanks, Galena and seasonal service to Deadhorse. Everts also offers charter and flag stop services to any city or village where suitable runway conditions exist.

Boeing Dreamlifter-

The Boeing Dreamlifter, the specially modified 747-400 used to transport the major assemblies of the all-new Boeing 787 Dreamliner, was granted type certification on Saturday, June 2, from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

As part of the flight test program, FAA officials flew on board the Dreamlifter as it delivered major sections of the Dreamliner from partner sites around the world to the Boeing factory in Everett, Wash., for final assembly. The flights allowed the FAA to validate the overall delivery process and tools. The Dreamlifter is not certified to carry passengers beyond essential crew. The Dreamlifter completed 437 flight-test hours and 639 hours of ground testing since its first flight on Sept. 9, 2006.

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