Saturday, January 18, 2014

2014 Dover Reunion Details, Post #2

Since sending out the first e-blast four days ago, I've had replies from 24 of you, 21 Yes for 35 people, 3 can't make it. Great start!

Just received Dover Downs Hotel info from Hank Baker:

Call Dover Downs 866-473-7378, Booking code GC13314. Friday cost $169, SAT.$189, SUN,#139.00 PLUS tax !! Cut Off date 4/21. Info ref. Robin Price C-133 Reunion.


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

2014 Dover Reunion Details, Post #1

ATTEN—HUTT!! Last Call for Reunion Hall!
This is the LAST Last Hurrah! 
The Diamond Anniversary of our Beloved 133!!

Are you still there??? Come Join Us in Dover in May. Please send an e-mail that you will come! To:

Friday, May 9th: Crew mingling at the AMC Museum, with buffet ribs & chicken, cole slow and BEER & WINE PROVIDED!

Saturday, May 10th: Crew mingling at the Museum in the afternoon; Reception at Hospitality Suite at Dover Downs, followed by a 3 course Banquet & Program, Cash Bar.


Ask for Cargomaster Association Group Room Rates at Dover Downs while they last!

Here's the Registration Form (make your own with the same info), and send with a check to one of the addresses shown below NO LATER THAN MARCH 15th!
Let me know any questions by e-mail reply at  !

Hope to see you in Dover in May!

                                     C-133 Reunion Registration
                             At AMC Museum and Dover Downs
                                           May 9 and 10, 2014

NAME____________________________    GUEST NAME __________________

ADDRESS __________________________________________________________

PHONE _____________________ E-MAIL _______________________________

Price of Friday Social AND Saturday Banquet: $50.00 per person
Does not include accommodations!

SQ/UNIT __________________________________________________________


                    ____   SATURDAY BANQUET

PLEASE Mail Registration with check ASAP!

Hangar Social at AMC Museum Friday; and Banquet Saturday at Dover Downs

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO:  Cargomaster Association

CAMDEN, DE 19934



Sunday, January 12, 2014

Aviation Axioms

Thanks to Ted Feindt (navigator, 1st ATS, early 60s):
No matter what else happens, fly the airplane. Forget all that stuff about thrust and drag, lift and gravity.
It's better to be down here wishing you were up there, than up there wishing you were down here.
If you're ever faced with a forced landing at night, turn on the landing lights to see the landing area.  If you don't like what you see, turn' em back off.
A check ride ought to be like a skirt, short enough to be interesting but still be long enough to cover everything.
Speed is life, altitude is life insurance.  No one has ever collided with the sky!
Always remember you fly an airplane with your head, not your hands.
Never let an airplane take you somewhere your brain didn't get to five minutes earlier.
"Unskilled" pilots are always found in the wreckage with their hand around the microphone.
If you push the stick forward, the houses get bigger; if you pull the stick back, they get smaller.  (Unless you keep pulling the stick back-then they get bigger again.)
Hovering is for pilots who love to fly but have no place to go.
The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.
Flying is the second greatest thrill known to man.  Landing is the first!
Everyone already knows the definition of a 'good' landing is one from which you can walk away.  But very few know the definition of a 'great' landing.  It's one after which you can use the airplane another time.
The probability of survival is equal to the angle of arrival.
IFR: I Follow Roads.
A Marine knows he’s landed with the wheels up when it takes full power to taxi.
Those who hoot with the owls by night should not fly with the eagles by day.
A helicopter is a collection of rotating parts going round and round and reciprocating parts going up and down—all of them trying to become random in motion.
Helicopters can't really fly—they're just so ugly that the earth immediately repels them.
Pilots believe in clean living.  They never drink from a dirty glass.
Things which do you no good in aviation:  Altitude above you. Runway behind you.  Fuel in the truck.  Half a second ago. Approach plates in the car.  The airspeed you don't have.
Flying is not dangerous; crashing is dangerous.
A good simulator check ride is like successful surgery on a corpse.
Asking what a pilot thinks about the FAA is like asking a tree what it thinks about dogs.
An airplane may disappoint a good pilot, but it won't surprise him.
Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment.
There are three simple rules for making a smooth landing.  Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
It's best to keep the pointed end going forward as much as possible.
Any attempt to stretch fuel is guaranteed to increase headwind.
A thunderstorm is never as bad on the inside as it appears on the outside.  It's worse.
A pilot is a confused soul who talks about women when he's flying, and about flying when he's with a woman.
The last thing an Air Force pilot does before leaving the aircraft after making a gear up landing is to put the gear selection lever in the 'down' position.
Try to keep the number of your landings equal to the number of your takeoffs.
Takeoffs are optional. Landings are mandatory.
You cannot propel yourself forward by patting yourself on the back.
Be wary when someone says, "Let me show you something"
If an airplane crashes and doesn't catch fire it is usually out of gas.
Flying at night improves your hearing, that explains night noises.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You won't live long enough to make all of them yourself.
Keep looking around; there's always something you've missed.
You can't rewrite the laws of aerodynamics.
There are old pilots, and there are bold pilots, but there are no old, bold, pilots!
The propeller is just a big fan in the front of the plane to keep the pilot cool.  Want proof?  Make it stop; then watch the pilot break out into a sweat.
Flying is the perfect vocation for a man who wants to feel like a boy, but not for one who still is.
If something doesn't seem right it probably isn't.
The difference between a fighter pilot and a pig? A pig doesn't sit at a bar until 0300 waiting to pick up a fighter pilot.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Giant 133 Model Update

Hi Guys,

Hope all is well with you and your families. Have a great 2014.

I've been working on a lot of little "bits and pieces" to the plane. The rudder, elevator, ailerons, and flaps are finalized and connected to their servos. I have gone over the entire airframe and "dirtied" up the aluminum. The pictures show the wing and flap fairings final install.  Still no vortex generators-soon.

All well here. Just touching bases with an update.