Air International 1987-11
-
G.Jones - Miami Virtue
Bellomy-Lawson's sole remaining Curtiss C-46 freighter was soon to be put back into service at the time of our correspondent's visit to Miami.
Cargo is unloaded from N95BL on the apron at Norman Manley International Airport, Kingston, Jamaica, at the conclusion of the flight from Miami described in this account.
The Douglas DC-6, mostly in its DC-6B variant, remains an important workhorse in the Caribbean, where it is still going strong more than 40 years after the maiden flight of the prototype.
N91BL on short finals to land on Miami's 09L runway and'(above) N95BL on the apron at Jamaica.
A motorcycle goes aboard N95BL as part of the general cargo for an APA International flight to Jamaica.
Most of the Bellomy-Lawson aircraft are devoid of markings; all are maintained in first-rate condition. This DC-6B taxies with the crew access ladder extended, alongside the nose wheel.
One half of N95BL's motive power in action. During the cruise, each Double Wasp consumes an average 500 lb (227 kg) of avgas per hour.
Bellomy-Lawson's DC-6B N93BL returns to Miami from the daily "grocery run" to Marsh Harbour in the Bahamas, on behalf of Resorts International.
On finals to land at Kingston. Jamaica, aboard N95BL.
Looking primitive by today's standards, the cockpit of the DC-6B is totally functional for its three-man crew.