Friday, March 21, 2008

Travis to Get 133!

Sandy Sandstrom just advised the following:

This sounds good for Travis. They get the last flying C-133.


Hank:

According to Terry Jurand, there is much enthusiasm at Wing concerning the C-133. Terry said that if all goes well, the airplane will be flown from Alaska next July, with a stop in Seattle.

Terry has not yet talked to the Wing Operations Officer who would authorize the purchase of the fuel to get the airplane here, but I don't think that would be a problem.

Let's hope things keep moving.

John

9 comments:

huey41 said...

I think that would be signifiant, If it were made air worthy and could be flown to Air Shows around the US it would be a real sight to see sitting near a C-5.
I would be amazed,since I was a Maint.crew member at Dover.
I have seen the static one at the AFM at Wright-Patt. Maybe I would be able to take a flight? It would bring back old memories from 45yrs.ago.

Terry Wall said...

Whoa! N199AB from Anchorage? Wonderful news. We were just speculating about this a couple of items down, and it's going to happen! Talk about the power of positive thinking. It's an ironic twist of fate that Dover has a B model and Travis will have an A, but that's life.

firstfleet said...

Even though Travis ended up with B-models and the As were at Dover, Travis had a whole bunch of As. 61999 was assigned to the 1501st ATW from Feb 60 to Nov 60, then went back to KDOV.

Cal Taylor

huey41 said...

Maybe Cal you could take us for a ride if this happens.
That would be really nice

From Huey aka Robert Houston

Terry Wall said...

I seriously doubt that the Travis museum people will attempt to keep the airplane flying, but anything's possible.

I knew the 1501st had some A's early on, and if 61999 was based there for even a short time it can be said to be going home. Sort of. In any case it's all good!

Rick Spencer said...

Is there a way that we could find fairly exact dates for its arrival at Travis? I would think that several of us might want to be there when it touches down. What a welcoming party we could have!

Rick Spencer

firstfleet said...

As soon as I have any excactg sheduling info, I will post it here and on the web site.

firstfleet said...

Follow up, and I'll spell better, this time. Chapter 22 of the book details where each airplane was assigned and when. That is thanks to Dave Wilton, of British Aivation Review. He went to Maxwell and researched the airplane cards. Great work.

firstfleet said...

A bit more info, to date. The discussion of a transfer of N199AB from Anchorage to Travis are "a bit premature" Nothing is firm. The museum has permission from the wing/base commander to investigate the possibility. So, there is a long way to go before such a move comes to fruition. Still, it is a bit exciting, just thinking of the possibility.

Cal Taylor