Tuesday, August 25, 2020

C-124 Globemaster making a delivery


  1. It's a huge headache operating air cooled recip engines in arctic weather, but I'll bet the Air Force at least had all the necessary support equipment.

  2. Old Shaky, the first aircraft I worked on in my career.

  3. Congratulations, it's a bouncing Beaver.

  4. Clown nose in front is great but painting it red would have really made a statement.

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    1. I wish this thing had an editing feature, for when I keep making mistakes, or forgetting stuff when I'm commenting on a post.

  6. I actually got to FLY on a C-124 "Globemaster" when I returned from the old Republic of Viet Nam (i.e., As a "STAR WARS" movie fan, I love being able to say, "the old Republic"!), and took a military hop from McChord Air Force Base at Tacoma, Washington to Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

    It was delivering two (02) United States Army UH-1 "Iroquois" helicopters to Robert Gray Army Airfield at Fort Hood, Texas.

    Because of the date, 1972, I'm guessing it may have been one of it's final flights before becoming obsolete and relegated to being a museum attraction.

    As an "Army brat" at Ashiya Air Force Base, Kyushu, Japan, and at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, seeing the flights of C-124s was common, and on Armed Forces Day, we'd go to Pope Air Force Base, where the public was allowed to walk though the various aircraft, including the C-124.