Sunday, September 18, 2011

Huge C-133 Model

Geaorge Maiorana is nearly there with his big model. He says that all electrics, motors and servos are installed. The landing gear works. Now, he is closing in on painting. I sent a disc with 50s color schems that had the DaGlo markings. This picture is a while back. He now has the props mounted and partial markings. Wingspan is about 13'.
Cal Taylor

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Thanks to Sandy Sandstrom for this; I think we can all relate:

Aviators: Once the wings go on, they never come off whether they can be seen or not. It fuses to the soul through adversity, fear and adrenaline and no one who has ever worn them with pride, integrity and guts can ever sleep through the call of the wild` that wafts through bedroom windows in the deep of the night.

When a good pilot leaves the `job' and retires, many are jealous, some are pleased and yet others, who may have already retired, wonder.

We wonder if he knows what he is leaving behind, because we already know.

We know, for example, that after a lifetime of camaraderie that few experience, it will remain as a longing for those past times.

We know in the world of flying, there is a fellowship which lasts long after the flight suits are hung up in the back of the closet.
We know even if he throws them away, they will be on him with every step and breath that remains in his life.

We also know how the very bearing of the man speaks of what he was and in his heart still is.

Because we fly, we envy no man on earth.

-Author Unknown

Monday, September 5, 2011

C-133 production line

In case you ever wondered what the C-133 looked like, earlier in its life. here's a shot of the production line. Look at those huge bits and pieces lying nearby. I still haven't figured out just how the ever-growing airplane was staged from one place to another. Just part of over 1,200 C-133 images I have collected. More to scan!

Cal Taylor