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Cessna 195 N9373A Photo
Photo ID: 1011629
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Model: Cessna 195 Registration: N9373A
Year: 1949 Serial Number: 7452
Engine(s): Jacobs R755-A2, 300-HP, 7-cylinder radial Owner: Russell D. Alis, Fairbanks, AK
Location: PAFA, Fairbanks International, Fairbanks, AK Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
Date: July 2004 Present Registration: Same Present Owner (FAA info): Same
   3/10/05 - Ever hear of four parallel runways (using the term rather loosely) on an international airport? Well, they do many things their own way in Alaska and this is one of them. PAFA has 11,800', 1L and 19R for transport types. Just east of that is 1W/19W, a 5400' water runway and winter ski strip. Next over is 1/19, a 3500' gravel strip and ski runway, and beyond that, 1R/19L, a 6500' paved runway for general aviation aircraft.

Anyway, late one evening I was trying to get some good photos of a seaplane that was tied up when I heard the unmistakable sound of a smaller radial approaching on 19L. I had my short lenses on and it caught me off guard. I ran for my camera bag and grabbed my telephoto and these are what I got. I was wishing he'd do a couple of patterns and give me more shots, but no such luck.
Cessna 195 photos, photographs
Photo ID: 1011630
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   This is an exceptional ‘195. Phew!!! Cessna had a real winner with that paint scheme.
Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
Cessna 195 N9373A original paint scheme
Photo ID: 1011631
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   How many angles on an airplane like this before its too many? Well, not yet!
Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
Cessna 195, Jacobs R755 radial engine, photos
Photo ID: 1011632
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   I found ‘73A tied down on the other side of the airport. Serene - - just serene!! It reminds me of the male lions I’ve seen in the bush of Africa. You can get up close (in a vehicle) and they just lie there and look at you - - relaxed, totally in charge. This is their turf. They’re fun to look at, but if you ever got careless with them they’ll have you for lunch.

Cessna 195’s are a bit like that. As many (most?) of them, N9373A had a little “situation” at one time. The FAA called it a “Ground-Water Loop-Swerve” at Chicago-Midway in 1965. Now that’s a creative way of saying - - - something.
Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
Cessna 195, Hamilton Standard 2B20-6135A-15 prop
Photo ID: 1011633
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   Alis has owned ‘73A since 1996. It looks like it was recently redone - - at least polished and painted. I didn’t get a good look inside.

I believe this aircraft was built with the 300-HP, R755-A2 Jacobs.
Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
Cessna 195 aircraft, N9373A, Alaska, photos
Photo ID: 1011634
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   I find it a bit hard to walk away from an airplane like this. Isn’t there another angle I oughta get?! Can’t I stand here and soak in its beauty for a while? As it happened, my wife Elaine, and son Ken and his family were patiently waiting in the motor home, so I had to leave. Besides, it was time to go, before I broke that commandment about envying.
Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
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