This is the aircraft that became famous as the "Hanoi Taxi". A huge send-off for
it is planned for May 2006, when it will make one last flight from
Wright-Patterson to the Air Force Museum.
Here's the link to the web site that will be coordinating this event: www.starlifterfarewell.com .
On December 13th, 2005, a special photo shoot flight for 177 was made to get a bunch of pictures before it is gone for good. The photos circulated widely among many personnel at Wright-Patterson and some good folks sent them along for all of us to share. Here they are:
The following set of pictures were submitted by James Fuller and taken with his camera by Msgt John Wesley, who is shown smiling in the first picture.