One Last Time

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    A sight that will sadly never be seen again.
    On 8/30/08, this Douglas C-133 launched on its final flight. Takeoff at McChord was 0800 and landing at Travis at 1101 PDT. At shutdown, the airplane had logged some 18,250 flight hours with more than 6,100 landings.

    Old Coasty, thegarveys3, jackmcgo210, and 22 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Joe_Copalman 79 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot, and what an awesome opportunity to shoot the last flying example of a classic aircraft.

    2. Midwest Tail Chasers Aviation Photography [deleted] 79 months ago | reply

      From McChord!! I THOUGHT that particular example looked awfully familiar, I was looking at Dusty_73's photos of it too, and it was driving me nuts! I grew up at McChord, so I'm almost saddened to hear she's left home now too.

      Excellent photo though for sure, a sight that will most definitely never be repeated ever again. I'm a bit envious...excellent capture!!

    3. J e n s 79 months ago | reply

      Great shot in difficult light. Love the shadow, too!

    4. Henrik Elstorp 79 months ago | reply

      HUH - I would have loved to behold this sight!!

      Wonderful shot.

      Gretings,

      Hernik.

    5. BFIguy [deleted] 79 months ago | reply

      From mcchord!!!!!! What!!!!!
      Aggghhhhh :(

    6. konstantinople 79 months ago | reply

      great shot especially with the shadow on the ground! and such a rare catch, i'm jealous!!

    7. Bob the Real Deal 79 months ago | reply

      Beautiful capture of aviation history . You can really be proud of this one , congratulations instant fav.

    8. Vincenzo D'Ortenzio 79 months ago | reply

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      What a "Damn cool" shot!!!

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    9. Kris Klop - clearskyphotography.com 79 months ago | reply

      Outstanding! How rare. Glad you got the opportunity, and thank you for sharing it with all of us!

    10. Christiano Pessôa 77 months ago | reply

      Beautiful capture!

    11. flarthurhu 75 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot of an ugly aircraft:

      You are invited to add this photo to the Ugly Airplanes group

      Any other ugly planes are welcome.

    12. Rich Snyder--Jetarazzi Photography 74 months ago | reply

      Great shot! I was there too and also got photos but they're not as good as your shots.

    13. Alex Layzell 73 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Forgotten Aircraft from all War, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    14. crusader752 50 months ago | reply

      Brilliant image - fabulous machine!

    15. PreservedAC 41 months ago | reply

      One of the best pictures ,in subject and Quality
      Thanks for adding it to the propliners group

      Seen in Propliners \ Historic Old Props

    16. triple7freek (Gavin) 40 months ago | reply

      A winner shot. just fabulous.

    17. wingsnstuff 38 months ago | reply

      This guy was not only huge, but one of the noisiest aircrat in the inventory. Didn't this one spend some time in the Alaskan Oil Fields after military retirement? Nice shot

    18. BobButcher 38 months ago | reply

      Yes...it provided some muscle back in the day when lesser planes just couldn't get it done. But those days are over, too.

    19. Enforcer57 24 months ago | reply

      I would have flown there just to shoot this. I had no idea one had been restored for this flight.

    20. wingsnstuff 24 months ago | reply

      Wow! I haven't seen one fly since the early 70s. Excellent timing and a very nice capture

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