One Last Time

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.

Walt Brown, Dan and 24 more people faved this
  • Joe_Copalman PRO 7y

    Beautiful shot, and what an awesome opportunity to shoot the last flying example of a classic aircraft.
  • Midwest Tail Chasers Aviation Photography 7y

    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!!
  • Jens Roesner PRO 7y

    Great shot in difficult light. Love the shadow, too!
  • Henrik Elstorp PRO 7y

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

    Wonderful shot.


  • BFIguy 7y

    From mcchord!!!!!! What!!!!!
    Aggghhhhh :(
  • konstantinople 7y

    great shot especially with the shadow on the ground! and such a rare catch, i'm jealous!!
  • Bob the Real Deal PRO 7y

    Beautiful capture of aviation history . You can really be proud of this one , congratulations instant fav.
  • Vincenzo D'Ortenzio 7y

    eye pair
    What a "Damn cool" shot!!!

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    I saw this in Damn Cool Photographers in the World
  • Kris Klop 7y

    Outstanding! How rare. Glad you got the opportunity, and thank you for sharing it with all of us!
  • Christiano Pessôa 7y

    Beautiful capture!
  • flarthurhu 7y

    Beautiful shot of an ugly aircraft:

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

    Any other ugly planes are welcome.
  • Gail Snyder, III PRO 7y

    Great shot! I was there too and also got photos but they're not as good as your shots.
  • Alex Layzell 6y

    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!
  • crusader752 PRO 4y

    Brilliant image - fabulous machine!
  • PreservedAC PRO 4y

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

    Seen in Propliners \ Historic Old Props
  • triple7freek (Gavin) 4y

    A winner shot. just fabulous.
  • wingsnstuff PRO 4y

    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
  • Bob Butcher PRO 4y provided some muscle back in the day when lesser planes just couldn't get it done. But those days are over, too.
  • Colonial Photo 2y

    I would have flown there just to shoot this. I had no idea one had been restored for this flight.
  • wingsnstuff PRO 2y

    Wow! I haven't seen one fly since the early 70s. Excellent timing and a very nice capture
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Taken on August 30, 2008
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