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Questions about the Douglas C-133 Cargomaster, its history, operations and technical information. I wrote and published the definitive history of the C-133, Remembering an Unsung Giant: The Douglas C-133 Cargomaster and Its People. Someone has done a good job of extracting material from my book for the article about the C-133 on AllExperts. I AM NOT an expert on educational opportunities in India or other countries and request that such questions be directed elsewhere. I will not answer such questions because I do not have the knowledge to do so adequately.

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I accrued 1,837 hours as a C-133 navigator out of a total of 6,738 flying hours in the USAF. Twelve years of that time were as a crew member, the other years were in various training assignments and as a USAF intelligence officer. My flying experience includes time in the B-52H, C-141, C-133, AC-130, C-130 and the C-5A. I have considerable knowledge in general aviatio history.


Air Force Association, Military Officers Association of America, National Association of Uniformed Services, Vasa Order of America


Journal of the American Aviation Historical Society; Warbirds publication of the Experimental Aircraft Association; Quarterly of the Jimmie Doolittle Museum, Travis AFB, CA


BA, HIstory; MA, Asian Studies; MA, Management

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Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, other military decorations

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2016-08-01 Potential Energy:

This isn't "scientific," just a field answer. If you pick up a brick from the floor and place it on a ledge at head height, it then has potential energy equal to the work used to move it. Potential energy

2015-08-15 Altimeter Flight instrument.:

Yes, the altimeter is accurate in displaying the airplane's altitude above the ground. If it is set one way, it shows height above the ground below the airplane. That is when operating near an airport

2015-08-07 Marble flooring in airports runways.:

Do a tiny bit of thinking about paving a runway with marble. How much would you need? How thick would be required to land a 747? Marble is too expensive, not strong enough, cannot be laid in large enough

2015-08-06 Marble flooring in airports runways.:

No. Airport surfaces start with bare earth or grass. The next step is to pave them with asphalt (macadam) or concrete. Some military airports use pierced steel planking (PSP). That is for short term operations

2013-10-06 C133 & RC121:

Dear Terry    I posted your query on the C-133 blog. Maybe it will ring a bell with someone. I don't have the answer. The blog is I said that anyne with info should


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