Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Reunion Planning Post #7

Sandy Sandstrom is preparing for a Planning Committee meeting on January 11th. Immediately after that, we will post another update, and broadcast another message to our e-mail list. At that time, we expect to announce the final cost of the formal Events (the Friday Hangar Social & Saturday evening Banquet @ the Dover Downs Hotel), and the timeline for payment.

We'll also update any other plan details that are finalized. They'll be discussing such things as progress on scheduling a banquet speaker, reunion souvenir items that could be available, and how to honor Crew members who have passed on.

Meanwhile, many of you have already made your reservations for accommodations. If you need information previously posted, click on: Planning Post #5 or Post #6.

Based on research feedback early this year, we have made no formal reunion plans other than the two events mentioned above. That leaves it up to individuals or small groups to make their own plans for Friday dinner, and Saturday morning for other activities like golf outings and lunch.

If you have any input for our Planning Committee.....comments, suggestions, questions, whatever....please e-mail me before Jan. 10th at: .


Friday, December 11, 2009

1607th ATW patch

Becky Fogdill's father was Andrew Dill. She is looking for a 1607th ATW patch. Anyone who might have a spare?

Her email is

Cal Taylor

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Letter in AF Mag

Blowing my own horn a bit. The Dec 2009 AF Magazine published my letter about how essential the C-133 was to the ICBM program. An earlier article about ICBMs totally disregarded the process of getting the rockets to and from their launch facilities. Another article in Airlift Tanker Quarterly, Fall 2009, page 20, about airlift history, skipped straight from the C-124 to the C-5. Once again, "C-133, what's that?"

Monday, December 7, 2009

Master model builder

Check out what this true craftsman has done, making models from aluminum. NOT a beer can!!! Imagine a C-133 model built this way.

Look at the Corsair and Mustang that he built.

Cal Taylor

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Reunion Planning Post #6

Here is all of the information we've gathered. The advantage of the blog is, it's accessible to all of you anytime. Plus I can add in live links, (in red) to other websites that makes it easy for you to navigate (I know, you're not all navigators, but you can do it!). And if you want to scan all of the numbered blog posts related to Reunion Planning, just scroll to the bottom of the latest one, and click on the Label: Reunion Planning, and you'll see them all without the other stuff in between (it's like opening a file of one topic).

Dover Area Accommodations
(PF = Pet Friendly) (Dupont Hwy is Rt 13)

USAF Billeting Office Dover AFB for Eagles' Rest

Call 302-677-2840 or 2841

Best Western Galaxy Inn 1700 E. Lebanon Rd. 302-735-4700

(across Hwy 113/Rt 1 from North Gate of the Base)

Comfort Inn of Dover (PF) 222 S. Dupont Hwy. 302-674-3300

Comfort Suites (PF) 1654 N. Dupont Hwy. 302-736-1204

Country Inn & Suites 764 Leipsic Rd. 302-667-0505

Days Inn 272 N. Dupont Hwy. 302-674-8002

Dover Downs Hotel 1131 N. Dupont Hwy. 800-711-5882

(advise Reservation person you want C-133 Event rates)

Hampton Inn Dover (PF) 1568 N. Dupont Hwy. 302-736-3500

Holiday Inn Express 1780 N. Dupont Hwy. 302-678-0600

Little Creek Inn (PF) 2623 Little Creek Rd. 302-730-1300

MainStay Suites (PF) 201 Stover Blvd 302-678-8383

(New; located on Rt 113 between the Base and downtown, next to American Legion. Rates among the lowest, & provide Military rates + tell them you’re with the “Old Shaky” group. Directions: Exit 98 from Rt 1 South, right onto Rt 8 West, then Left onto Rt 13 South. Left lane, bear left @ split to Rt 1 South; MainStay is on your left. From there to AMC Museum, take right Turn onto Rt 113 North, left at first light onto Rt 113 South toward “Beaches” past Dover AFB on left.)

Ramada Inn 348 N. Dupont Hwy. 302-734-5701

Red Roof Inn 652 N. Dupont Hwy. 302-730-8009

Residence Inn Dover (PF) 600 Jefferic Blvd. 302-677-0777

Sheraton Dover Hotel 1570 N. Dupont Hwy. 302-678-8500

Sleep Inn & Suites (PF) 1784 N. Dupont Hwy. 877-424-6423

Super 8 Motel 348 N. Dupont Hwy. 302-734-5701

Fairfield Inn & Suites, 655 N. Dupont Hwy., 302-677-0900