Saturday, August 30, 2008

61999 final shutdown

On 30 Aug 08, the airplane launched on its final flight. Takeoff at McChord was 0800 and landing at Travis at 1101 PDT. At shutdown, the airplane had logged some 18,250 flight hours with more than 6,100 landings. Thanks to all those who made this last flight possible. It will be an excellent display in the Travis Museum. There will be lots of excellent footage from which to create a superb C-133 DVD.

5 comments:

Hans and Diane said...

CONGRATULATIONS, CAL & ALL WHO MADE THIS HAPPEN!! A FANTASTIC ACHIEVEMENT, AND ALL DOVER 133 CREW VETERANS ARE PROUD TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH YOU!!!

Anonymous said...

It was a very moving experience to see this plane land at Travis AFB Saturday. It was like watching an extinction. I posted two videos I shot on youtube.com. Others have started to post too so just search for C-133. Among the hits are a video of the roll out of the first Cargomaster!

Cheers,
Aeroiki

Dan H. said...

On Saturday, Aug. 30 I took a trip back in time. It was the mid-60's, the war in SEA was going strong and the sky above Travis AFB was filled with the sight and sound of the mighty C-133. Unknown to most and relegated to Air Force footnote status, those who flew and maintained her will long treasure her memory. Welcome home61999! Dan H.

Hans and Diane said...

Thank you for the Comments, Aeroiki and Dan H! You've helped the rest of us connect us with the true end of an era!

Chris D said...

The youtube.com posts are almost identical to the video I shot.I have sent it to all my friends that never knew a C133. I was just so disappointed that it didn't do a flyover so everyone could the the real sound of the plane.But I am happy that it's here a Travis.