Sunday, August 30, 2009


The info on the post of the C-133 video has the air-to-air photographer incorrect. Greg Sheffer said it was one of his guys, Steve Tader, shooting from a B-25.

Cal Taylor

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Teaser video for last C-133 flight

Just in from Inversion Productions is a five-minute film clip that is an excellent summary of the last flight of 61999, last August. Great sound, great video. Progress is slow but it's coming along. Turn the sound WAYYYY up!

Click on this link, or copy-and-paste into your browser:

The copilot was Tom Carlson (Morrie's son), FET was Ken Kozlowksi, pilot was Mike Congdon, maintenance help by Aaron Henderson and Janice Kozlowski was along for the ride.

The air to air shots were done by Mike Leary. The in-cockpit work was done at Anchorage and, I think, by one of the crew enroute. The clip does not use any of the video shot at McChord.

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Predator Drone Controllers

Click on the Play button to watch this amazing video:

Saturday, August 1, 2009


If you run across this July/August issue of PILOTMAG, check out the article on page 24, "Flying Giants: Story of the C-133 Cargomaster." Contributor Micah Ciampa conducted telephone interviews with Sandy Sandstrom and Yours Truly several months ago, after he discovered this blog. The whole article is based on quotes from the two of us, in spite of the by-line to the story which declares "Two seasoned pilots reminisce about the Douglas C-133 Cargomaster."

I'm sorry I've been unable to access the article itself online, but click on the following red link for the Home Page of the magazine's website: PILOTMAG.