Sunday, March 30, 2014

Dover Reunion Update

           UP, UP and AWAY!!!!! 
You knocked it out of the park!!

We're closing it out tomorrow with 
             148 ATTENDING!!

               THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!


We'll miss all of you who couldn't make it. But please keep in touch for more reports and photos!

Grateful for your response,
Your Reunion Planning Committee

Friday, March 21, 2014

Dover Reunion Update

    Start your engines, 133 Crew Colleagues!!
Thanks for your great response! We’re well over 100 paid, and if a few more of you get your checks in, we could have 130!!
      So we’re extending our deadline to 3/31
 After that, we really need to finalize attendance for the Saturday Banquet at Dover Downs.

We know that a few of you are “on the bubble” with issues to resolve to make it. We truly hope you can.

We also know there are many who really want to be there and just can’t. Please keep in touch with our updates, and photos of the event will be posted on this blog.

Here’s the agenda for the Reunion:

Friday, 5/09: 

9:00 am to 4:30 pm, AMC Museum Hangar and C-133 Aircraft on Display. 
4:30 to 6:30 pm, beer, wine and chicken & ribs buffet

Saturday, 5/10: 

9:00 am to 4:00 pm, AMC Museum Hangar, more mingling and shared stories.
4:00 to 6:00 pm, Hospitality Suite, Dover Downs (Room to be announced).
6:00 pm, Seating for dinner and program in Banquet Hall, Dover Downs.
Our Diamond Anniversary Party is gonna be Grand!

                          See you in May!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Dover Reunion Update

Thank you for the surge in plans to join us in May! If all of you who are paid, plus those who replied "Yes" come through with your checks, we'll have 110 attendees. As soon as I confirm payments, I'll publish a list.

We are well aware of many of you who really want to come, but just can't make it. Please keep in touch with our updates and photos of the event. We know you are with us in spirit!

Friday, March 7, 2014


Here is some very exciting news about the upcoming Reunion in Dover on May 9/10, 2014:

For those of you who have been following our blog the last couple of years, you know about George's major project to build this giant model…he's been working on it 5 years…..AND FOLKS, IT'S BUILT TO FLY with electric motors!!! IT IS AMAZING!!! Now I need to quickly add, he may not be able to fly it at our Reunion for lots of reasons, but he will be able to taxi it around the Museum area.

Here's the short story:

George lives in, and has spent most of his life in SE Michigan, born in 1942, joined the USAF in January, 1962; spent a year at Lackland in electronics training to become a Crypto System Equipment Repairman; then on operational assignment at Fuchu Air Station in Japan until separation in January, 1966 at Travis AFB; then 27 year career at Xerox back in Michigan until early retirement to raise a family of five kids, now with five grandkids, and became a "full time" airplane modeler.

I suggest you Google "George Maiorana" for lots of info and pictures of his modeling competition.

Here's his own story of his FLYING C-133 project that has now become 62008:

"Being stuck at home (in 2009) I was itching to do something different (i.e. not modeled before) and the only documentation I had for a model was the C-133. The C-133 met all my criteria for a model project. A few days spent on sizing it and I was sure it would fly (the determining factor was if the nacelle size to house the motors didn't make the model too large) . So I began. Time is cheap, as are the dollars for materials."

C-133 Model scale:  1:16.5  length 9.45'  wingspan 10.78'  tail height 2.92'  prop diameter 13.09”

He has already provided us with dozens of photos taken during the build process that have been posted on our blog. Now we have a CD with all of them that we'll be showing at the Reunion. Here's a small sample:

The size of this masterpiece, and detail are truly phenomenal! What a privilege for us to have George bring it to our Reunion.

Don't miss this!! Get your Registration forms (see attached) and checks in the mail………NOW!

Dick Hanson