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User currently offlineBroke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3
Posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3512 times:

For anyone that can make it, there are two events scheduled at the National Museum of the United States Air Force this year that very significant.

On Tuesday April 18th and Wednesday April 19th is the reunion of the Doolittle Raiders.

On Friday May 5th and Saturday May 6th are the last 2 flights of the C-141 and the airplane starring in this program is the first C-141 for bring the POW's back from Hanoi, named by the POW's as the "Hanoi Taxi".

Go to http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum for more details on these events.

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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8956 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3494 times:
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Quoting Broke (Thread starter):
On Friday May 5th and Saturday May 6th are the last 2 flights of the C-141

I think I'll try to make it to this....anyone else down?




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User currently offlineGhostbase From United Kingdom, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 354 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3445 times:

Was thinking seriously about making a US visit in May, is this C-141 'last flight' likely to give photographers good access to be able to take landing or taxying shots?

Thanks

 ghost 



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User currently offlineBroke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3430 times:

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is actually 2 bases. The C-141C is based with an Air Force Reserve Unit at the Patterson portion of the base, which has an active runway.
The museum is located at Wright Field which is to the south. There is an inactive runway at the southernmost portion of Wright Field and that is where the airplane will be ferried to on its last flight which will occur on Saturday, May 6th.
Usually, when an airplane is being flown to the museum; there are arrangements made for spectators to be able to view the landing and I do know that the airplane will be open to the public after it lands. The museum itself is fenced off from the rest of the base, which is still active as a research center and site of the project offices for most research and development programs.
There are 2 hangars on the active side of the base that are part of the museum, plus the restoration shops. Access to these by the public is limited since 9/11 and I don't know how that will affect viewing the "Hanoi Taxi" when it arrives.
There a public road that crosses the north end of the active runway at Patterson where you can sometimes see planes arriving and departing, but you will have fence to contend with.


User currently offlineF4wso From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 974 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3417 times:

I hope to be there.
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User currently offlineGhostbase From United Kingdom, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 354 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3412 times:

Thanks for the information Broke.

 ghost 



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User currently offlineDc8jet From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3370 times:

I have not been able to pull up that web site nor any others that end in af.mil.
Has the Air Force shut them all down? I would like to be able to get some more information about the C-141 flight.


User currently offlineBroke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3349 times:

I got this address from another topic in this section.
For more detailed information on the retirement of the C-141 go to

http://www.starlifterfarewell.com

I have tried this and the Museum link that are in this topic and, at least for me, they worked. Maybe the Air Force link was down for an update or something.


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