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C-141 Final flight

Discussion in 'The US Air Force Forum' started by crash141, May 6, 2006.

  1. crash141

    crash141

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    The C-141 is officially retired. The Starlifter made it's last flight this morning. It flew from Wright-Patterson's main base to area B and landed at 0930 this morning( Sat 6 May)to be delivered to the Air Force Museum. The aircraft was tail number 60177. It was also known as the "Hanoi Taxi". It had the honor of airlifting the first load of POW's out of Viet Nam. It truly is the end of an era.
     

  2. SIGSAREBETTER

    SIGSAREBETTER Teh Pieman

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    Man that's sad times......I was bummed when the last one left McChord. I grew up to those things in the sky.....:patriot:
     
  3. FDC

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    Apr 9, 2006
    Another piece of history gone.
    I've walked out the door of many a 141. Good bird that did it's job well. Of course, now that we have the C-17, I'd never get back in a 141;).
     
  4. G19Tony

    G19Tony Sneet CLM

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    I spent 12 years as an FE on the Tube of Pain. Good airplane, good times and I flew with exceptional people. :patriot:
     
  5. FlyinBrian

    FlyinBrian

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    Sep 10, 2005
    I had 13 years as FE on "star lizards" great old plane and a great bunch of folks that had anything to do with them.
     
  6. hmb

    hmb

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    I'm still mad about all the European base closures, especially Rhein-Main AB. And I'm really mad about the "last 141." That bird was our lifeline down at the "tip of the sword," at Incirlik.
     
  7. buckeye49

    buckeye49

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    Mar 5, 2006
    Ohio
    I am really sad to hear that great aircraft is retired. I really loved flying aboard it.

    I cannot imagine what brought this about, since it performed its job very well.
     
  8. FlyinBrian

    FlyinBrian

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    Sep 10, 2005
    High time airframes and no replacement parts. I liked the plane but the C-17 is a good replacement.
     
  9. AFCRNA

    AFCRNA

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    Texas
    Good ridannce to the tube of pain. I'd rather fly on a c-130 any day.