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C-133 Lst Flight Right Now!  
User currently offlineCrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1793 posts, RR: 5
Posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 8136 times:

For those of you who show an interest in historical aviation, the last operational C-133 is being ferried right now between Anchorage and Travis Air Force Base for permanent display...It is on flightaware... Im posting it here as it is aviation history...

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User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3433 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 8113 times:
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Could someone post a link to the flight on flightaware or callsign/tail#?

Thanks much...

ZANL



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User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3433 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 8085 times:
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Going to TCM first before SUU

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N199AB



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User currently offlineCrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1793 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 8057 times:

can anyone post pics...N199AB...It looks like a C130 on Steroids mixed with an AN-124

User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3433 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 8002 times:
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This very aircraft...


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User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3433 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 7737 times:
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Well into the descent now for approach and landing at McChord....


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User currently offlineHowSwedeitis From Sweden, joined Jul 2007, 586 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 7689 times:
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I just watched it land from a Forza Coffee across the street of the runway. What an awesome sight!!! It was great. It roared to a landing.

-HSII



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User currently offlineKBFIspotter From United States of America, joined May 2005, 729 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 7596 times:

Why does this always happen when I am at work?!?

I used to live a few blocks from TCM, and I wish I still did!

Does anyone know when it is leaving? I might have to make a trip to Lakewood to see this beast depart.

Kris



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User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3433 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 7554 times:
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Landing video here....

http://www.airshowbuzz.com/videos/view.php?v=7027bddd



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User currently offlineCrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1793 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 7425 times:

Absolutely awesome ZANL188! Thank you for sharing...Very similar sounds to a B-36 and AN-22...

User currently offlineOldAeroGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3423 posts, RR: 67
Reply 10, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 7421 times:



Quoting Crownvic (Thread starter):
For those of you who show an interest in historical aviation, the last operational C-133 is being ferried right now between Anchorage and Travis Air Force Base for permanent display

I had no idea that any C-133's were still operational.

As a teenager in the late '50s/early '60s, I used to see them land at Redstone Arsenal to pick up and deliver missile components.

Any idea what cargos this airplane was transporting in later years?



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29688 posts, RR: 59
Reply 11, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 7402 times:

I remember as a kind when that and her sister ship where parked down at by international airport road and Jewel Lake road.

Anchorage international is going to be a much less charming place without those airplanes.



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User currently offlineSq2ams From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 7376 times:

Hate to see her go but....... I got a lot of butt time on the 133's going between Hickam, Wake Island and Tachikawa. Like all the great birds it's time to retire.  old 

User currently offline727forever From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 793 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 7340 times:

Wow, I too am amazed to learn that there were any of these still operational. Thanks for sharing and thanks to ZANL188 for posting the video. Too neat.

727forever



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User currently offlineHowSwedeitis From Sweden, joined Jul 2007, 586 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 7173 times:
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Quoting ZANL188 (Reply 8):
Landing video here....

Awesome video!! I was just opposite of the view... with only a mobile phone camera... behind a chain-link fence... Sad But I still got to see it come in!! Big grin

-HSII



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User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3433 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 7109 times:
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Quoting KBFIspotter (Reply 7):
Does anyone know when it is leaving? I might have to make a trip to Lakewood to see this beast depart.

I understand it's leaving about 0930 pacific time this morning. The idea being to being to arrive at Travis before the airspace closes for Travis' airshow.....

http://www.travisairshow.com/c133.php



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User currently offlineKBFIspotter From United States of America, joined May 2005, 729 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5402 times:



Quoting ZANL188 (Reply 15):
I understand it's leaving about 0930 pacific time this morning.

Is this for sure? I have read on several sites that it is cheduled to arrive at Travis tommorrow... None of those sites though give a time of departure (or arrival at Travis), though... If it does leave that early tommorrow, I might just drive down there and try to get its departure...

Kris



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User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3433 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5249 times:
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Quoting KBFIspotter (Reply 16):
Is this for sure? I have read on several sites that it is cheduled to arrive at Travis tommorrow... None of those sites though give a time of departure (or arrival at Travis), though... If it does leave that early tommorrow, I might just drive down there and try to get its departure...

Sorry... That would be saturday morning...



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User currently offlineBobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6339 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4943 times:

Could someone shed some light on this aircraft. Where has it been for the past 30 or so years. I know it has not been in the US Air Force inventory

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29688 posts, RR: 59
Reply 19, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4906 times:



Quoting Bobnwa (Reply 18):
I know it has not been in the US Air Force inventory

It is a 4 engine turboprop built by McDonnell Douglas.

They where originally ordered to haul Minuteman missles around the country. That role was taken over by the C-141 in the early 1960's and the aircraft where quickly retired.

I think the air force had some tail cracking issues, if you look closely at this aircraft you can see a lot of doublers around the tail section.

I do know that you had a cruise speed of 170 kts. I used to work with a C-133 mech that talked of riding in the back of one for 17 hours between Travis and Kadena.



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User currently offlineBobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6339 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4829 times:



Quoting L-188 (Reply 19):



Quoting L-188 (Reply 19):
It is a 4 engine turboprop built by McDonnell Douglas.

They where originally ordered to haul Minuteman missles around the country. That role was taken over by the C-141 in the early 1960's and the aircraft where quickly retired.

I think the air force had some tail cracking issues, if you look closely at this aircraft you can see a lot of doublers around the tail section.

I do know that you had a cruise speed of 170 kts. I used to work with a C-133 mech that talked of riding in the back of one for 17 hours between Travis and Kadena.

I know the history of the aircraft, I flew them for four years. I am wondering where this particular aircraft has been for ober 30 years.
Also the cruise speed was a hell of a lot faster than 170 kts.


User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3433 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4784 times:
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Quoting Bobnwa (Reply 18):
Where has it been for the past 30 or so years.

Alaska.....


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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13042 posts, RR: 78
Reply 22, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4515 times:

I was recently surprised to see that there is a Shorts Belfast still flying, commercially too.
Really a British C-133, in this case to carry the subsequently cancelled Blue Streak IRBM around.
It also needed mods to raise it's cruise speed too, lots of parallels here!
It did have a strategic transport role too, but the reduction in overseas garrisons caused a reduction from 30 to just 10 aircraft being produced. Which were then withdrawn after only 10 years in 1976.
(Later, the RAF would charter their ex aircraft from the HeavyLift cargo airline).

I got to see a Belfast flying a few times, (BA used them at least once in the 1980's to transport some engines, an unusual sight at LHR), sadly I'll never get to see it's American cousin the C-133 in the air.


User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2689 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4499 times:

Gah, went outside, (I live in Oregon) and couldn't see it. Too far East. Damn...  cry 


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User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3433 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4486 times:
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Quoting GDB (Reply 22):
I was recently surprised to see that there is a Shorts Belfast still flying, commercially too.

Is there only one still flying??


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25 David L : Add me to the list of those who thought the C-133's last flight was a few decades ago. I used to see a Heavylift Belfast flying in and out of PIK in t
26 Post contains links Studedave : Check this thread for more information about this bird, her sisters, and this last flight. http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/military/read.main
27 ZANL188 : Article in the link you provided states the 2 in Mojave willl be donated to the museum as well. Though i have no idea what the museum will do with 2
28 StudeDave : Exactly!!! I doubt someone would patch them up and fly them out of there- if they could even be put back together. It'd be nice if someone with deep
29 ZANL188 : My guess is the air force partner in this deal is really the NMUSAF at Wright Patterson , not the museum at Travis. Maybe they want to piece one toge
30 Studedave : Looking at Google maps it would appear that Dover has already got one~ AND some other cool stuff like both models of the C-141!!! I don't see one at
31 Post contains links and images ZANL188 : National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson already has one but it's indoors... http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/fac...actsheet
32 Boeing767mech : BeerCans and spare parts. Those airframes are trashed from sitting in Mojave for 30 years without getting attention, the insides are stripped bare. I
33 Scooter01 : ...and what a nice landing it was! -Makes me wonder how the pilot got to practice on the -133 since this apparently was it's first flight in some yea
34 SlamClick : Always looked forward to seeing the beast parked at Anchorage. That was a reliable sighting since it so rarely flew! I also remember the last time I s
35 David L : Ah! That's where I've seen one (1980).
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