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cavaricooper

The Blue Canoe climbing away...

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Admit it, you thought this was an airborne photo, or a Wenonah advert, didn't you? 

Where else but in Orbx's PAKT can you stand by the taxiway, and watch this old girl belch and cough up the slope?  Pair the DC-6 with Orbx and you're in for Nirvana... flight planing at below 10,000 you really get a chance to LOOK at all the scenery you have... who'd have thunk it? Luverley...

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Ok... here's what you were probably expecting...

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C

 

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Nice shots!

Leapt into the air, it must have been very light weight.

 

Robert Toten

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Yes, a hair under 70,000lbs... a charter, transporting some executives from Starbucks back to Seattle after their Misty Fijords Tour... 😉

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They could have flown ASA, but they were very good this year, so they got to fly home in the old girl :p

C

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Blue Canoe refers to the US Military version of the Cessna C310.  I did not personally fly the U-3A, but took quite a number of hops in them to commander's call meetings during my service in the USAF.  I was stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri, and the meetings were at either Ft Leavenworth, Kansas, or Scott AFB in Illinois.

https://amcmuseum.org/at-the-museum/aircraft/u-3a-blue-canoe/

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Frank,

In this case, as in many others, words can have several meanings/attributions... the Evert's paint I'm currently flying is referred to in-house as the "Blue Canoe" as well.  Always good to learn more about the USAF.  I'm actually sorta fond of a certain retired Major around these parts.

Ta- C

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...and so to bed... the boffins will work on her tonight... tomorrow we head South!

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C

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1 hour ago, cavaricooper said:

. the Evert's paint I'm currently flying is referred to in-house as the "Blue Canoe" as well. 

If the two were not to an extent contemporary I would not object. perhaps next time to a Google. During my business career I worked four year with trademarks and copyrights, so am rooted in such a SOP.

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