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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:23 am 
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So that's where she was. I came over to Meacham on Friday but unfortunately the larger aircraft were nowhere to be seen. I enjoyed my visit to the museum but the big hangar was quite empty. The funny thing is that I left DFW on Sunday, snapped a photo of the ramp area that appeared to have a B-52 and some other hardware parked on it, and only just now spotted Special Kay on that photo!
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Yes, a lot of airplanes were leaving Sun and Monday. Otherwise, that ramp would have been much more crowded from Sat at Skyball. We haven’t heard yet how much money was raised to support distressed military families, but a guess well north of two million is not unrealistic. We are proud to be a part of this effort.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:50 pm 
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We are looking ahead to next season and have started contacting shows with a fairly good response. Luke AFB is interested in Kay and the T-33 in March. Dyess AFB is on the list in April. Still trying to confirm Laughlin. Selfridge ANGB is for sure in June. So progress is being made. If you have contacts with other show directors, please pass along our availability. Thx for your help!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:00 am 
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A26 Special K wrote:
We are looking ahead to next season and have started contacting shows with a fairly good response. Luke AFB is interested in Kay and the T-33 in March. Dyess AFB is on the list in April. Still trying to confirm Laughlin. Selfridge ANGB is for sure in June. So progress is being made. If you have contacts with other show directors, please pass along our availability. Thx for your help!


Would love for a show in the North East to pick you guys up. Preferably Geneseo. Would be cool to see a Vietnam display with some of the other local birds in the area.

C-123 AHM
B-26K VFM
AT-28D AAM

Anything else in the area? (UH-1, AH-1, L-16, O-2, OH-6, AC-47, Mig 15, Mig 17, etc?)

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A26 Special K wrote:
We are looking ahead to next season and have started contacting shows with a fairly good response. Luke AFB is interested in Kay and the T-33 in March. Dyess AFB is on the list in April. Still trying to confirm Laughlin. Selfridge ANGB is for sure in June. So progress is being made. If you have contacts with other show directors, please pass along our availability. Thx for your help!


See you at Selfridge! :supz:

Thanks for sharing updates on Special Kay. I enjoy following the news here and on Facebook.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:27 pm 
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We are at Wings Over Dallas this coming Sat/Sun. Kay is still in maintenance but the T-33 should be there if the weather lifts tomorrow. It is supposed to be sunny this weekend so should be just fine to get the show in the air. The CAF will have a number of WW2 aircraft in the show with emphasis on the Pacific this year. There will be two A-26’s in the mix. We will keep a close eye on the weather and get the 33 moved asap. It was derived from the P-80 which flew in 1944, but was not used in combat. So technically, it is a WW2 era airplane. The CAF has a T-33 being restored to fly. That would be awesome to have them fly together at a future show! Come on out and visit with us beside the fastest airplane there!


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Sun came out and ceiling is lifting! Come on out to Wings Over DALLAS! T-33 should arrive soon. Kay will not be there. Still down for mechanical. It is a two day show and tomorrow’s weather should be even better! Come on out to see the flying legends of WW2!


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The CAF Wings over Dallas show turned out a success after the weather threatened early on. The T-33 had many visitors both days. It will return home to Meacham probably Friday since the weather has turned cold, wet and low ceilings abound. Kay is in the VFM hangar ready to start winter maintenance. The bomb bay doors will come off and new seals will be installed. The gun nose will also be removed so we can install the missing canvas separator that rotted away eons ago. The nose was designed to be interchangeable with a glass bombardier nose, but that is not our plan. We have some cylinders to change on the left engine and both carbs will be sent out for their annual checkup. Then we have all the usual inspection items to go through. Finally, the paint will get a touch up from Kevin Miller’s KM Aircraft paint shop. There is a lot to do before the next show season starts. We are looking for a few good A & P’s to help with Kay and the T-33. Come out on a Saturday if you can help get them flying again.


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Hi
Thanks for the update on the airshow schedule for Special Kay.


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