Sunday, March 2, 2008
On another site, I heard that the Chanute Air Museum in Rantoul, IL (120 miles south of Chicago), is having (click on) financial problems and may have to close. That conversation dealt with an EC-121 that is there, but our concern would be (click on) C-133A 62009. It was used for years as a firefighting training device and was, I understand, pretty well stripped out. Since there are nearly no spares, there would be little chance of restoring it to any degree. Morrie Carlson has most of the spares, I suspect, and those are to keep N199AB flying. To move 62009 would be a huge task--just ask the AMC Museum. Tuna cans, anyone?