Thursday, June 19, 2008

N199AB to Travis

Just in from John Burnett

June 18, 2008

Here is the latest information we have on the delivery of the Alaskan C-133 to Travis Air Force Base.

Travis Air Museum will be receiving the C-133 from Alaska along with two additional C-133s from the Mojave Desert. The plans are to have the one from Alaska arrive at Travis during the Air Force Celebration over the Labor Day Weekend.

The two that Travis will receive from the Mojave are not flyable and will be used for spare parts. There are plans to remove the fight deck from one of them and install it inside the museum. The museum hopes to involve former crew members in this project (more information on this when it becomes available).

The biggest challenge the museum has at the present time is the fuel purchase to fly the plane from Alaska to Travis. [Cal comment: 18,000 gallons for unpressurized flight of 7:55 plus reserves will cost about $108,000].

The museum has received a donation of $5,000.00 from a former C-133 crew member. This member is challenging other former members for donations, up to an additional $5,000.00, which he will match.

So many of you have asked how you can help. To make your donation, please send a check or money order to:


Those who donate $250.00 or more will have their name placed on a donation plaque in the C-133 area of the museum.

Terry Juran from the Travis Museum will be in Alaska next week to inspect the
C-133 and we are hoping to post pictures on this site when he returns.

Spread the word and please send any questions to us:

John and Jetta Burnett

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