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:
http://vimeo.com/channels/inversionaviation

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.

Update Note: Thank you all for your Comments!! It's gratifying to know we have some "listeners!" Obviously we're all sharing the thrill of this video bringing back the memories! If you're not comfortable leaving your e-mail address on this blog, please forward it to me at rehanson342@aol.com so we can be sure we have you in our data base. The only "requirement" is that you have an interest in 133s.....you're part of our family.

Bonus Comment: Check out this website from one of our "family members!"

11 comments:

Rick Spencer said...

Beautiful! This evening I feel 50 years younger and that deserves a glass of wine. The memories are a bit overwhelming.

Papa Hans said...

That's really AWESOME, Cal! THANK YOU!! Feels like I'm sitting in the Nav seat. Love the irony of an overheat prior to landing!! And a pilot that can't see to taxi through the fire truck spray! What a HOOT!

Glenn Hitchcock said...

Fantastic!!! ...and memories flood my soul. Many an hour looking out that view from the cockpit. And still such a beautiful plane---I really hated to see that last prop stop.
But he landed with all four running!!

BILL NEELY said...

GREAT VIDEO! This aircraft was new when I was finishing my active duty at Dover AFB. Brings back great memories of when I was just a young pup.

Papa Hans said...

Hey, Bill Neely! Thanks so much for your Comment! What a connection with ol' 61999! We don't have you in our database, and you didn't leave access to your e-mail address. How about passing it along?

Tom T said...

This is awesome. I want the entire dvd when ready. I was ground crew for 56-2012 in 1965 to 1967 at DAFB,Del.

billneely226@aol.com said...

Dick: I didn't have any particular connection to any C-133. I was in a C-124 outfit when the C-133's arrived at Dover. I remember well the training flights and there seemed to always be a crash crew rushing to the runway as the C-133's landed; usually with one feathered. Rick Spencer is a high school classmate of mine. He arrived at Dover after I was finished with my active duty.
Those days were great ones and the C-133's last flight video triggered some great memories for me. You can reach me at: billneely226@aol.com I have this website feeding into 'my AOL', so I check it everyday.Stay safe.

377 said...

FANTASTIC!!!! in flight video is just amazingly good. Cockpit wing overheat drama prior to landing is the real deal. Glad everything turned out OK.

Check out my C 133 Final Flight website at:

http://boeing377.googlepages.com/c133

ROBERT said...

As part of a ground crew on 54-0142in 63-64 I took every opportunity to fly on my aircraft when allowed. This was a real thrill to watch and I am looking forward to the finished DVD,I will show it to my grand kids.

Peter Amico said...

Great video, it felt like I was back at Dover all those years ago.

I was the asst crew chief on 1999 after its fire in '67, one long hot summer getting it ready to fly again.

Amazing that she was the last one standing. I love it

thfeindt said...

Great video! The sounds and inflight views brought back fond memories and made me borderline orgasmic (at my age I would need some pharmaceutical assistance to put me over the edge).

Ted Feindt