INLAND EMPIRE AVIATION ROUNDTABLE
MARCH FIELD AIR MUSEUM
June 13, 2013 - 7 PM
SPEAKER: Lt. Col. Jack Warneke, USAF Reserve, Retired
SUBJECT: The Lockheed C-141 Starlifter Transport
Jack Warneke graduated from the University
of Arizona with a B.S. Degree in Agriculture Engineering in 1954, and a M.S.
Degree in Plant Science in 1958. He was employed at the UCR Citrus Experiment
Station in Riverside for 33 years. At the same time, he was active in the
Air Force Reserve both at March AFB in the 1960s and at Norton AFB in the
1970s. At March, he piloted the C-119 Flying Boxcar, and later the C-124
Globemaster. When the C-124 was retired in 1971, the reserve unit was transferred
to Norton AFB, to fly C-141s.
Between 1963 and 1967, a total of 284 C-141 aircraft were manufactured at
Lockheed Aircraft Company in Georgia. The C-141 could carry 70,000 pounds
of cargo on 10 pallets. When configured for casualty evacuation, it would
carry 80 litters. 200 troops could be carried or 155 paratroopers for air
drop missions. The aircraft was powered by 4 Pratt and Whitney TF 33-P-7
jet engines with 5000 pounds of trust each. Beginning in 1979, the aircraft
was stretched by 23 feet to increase the volume by 33%. At the
same time, the aircraft was fitted to have aerial re-fueling capability.
The new Globemaster, C-17, capable of carrying about twice the cargo, was
added in the 1990s. The last of the C-141s were mothballed at Davis Monthan
AFB, Tucson in about 2005.
The Inland Empire Aviation Roundtable is sponsored by the March Field Air
Museum, and is dedicated to the local aviation and aerospace community. We
hold monthly meetings, open to the public, where subjects of interest to
the air-minded public are presented. We encourage lively informal discussion
of these presentations, and of other timely subjects raised by the attendees.
Subjects include aviation and aerospace history, civil and military, as well
as new developments in these fields. Parking and admission are free for this
The March Field Air Museum is located adjacent to March Air Reserve Base,
Van Buren Blvd., east of the intersection of Van Buren Blvd. and the 215
Telephone: (951) 902-5949 web site: www.marchfield.org
Rally Round the Flag BBQ, June 14th (Friday)
Family Day (every last Saturday of the Month)
Behind the Scenes Restorations Hangar
At the present time we are having a "Behind the Scenes Restorations
Hangar Tour" at no extra charge every Saturday at 1:30pm. It meets
at the center of our museum building and consists of a tour of our Restoration
Hangar that is normally not available to visitors. Come on in on a
Saturday and take the tour.
March Field Air Museum
22550 Van Buren Boulevard
Riverside, California 951.902.5949
event dates and speakers may change without notice. Call the Museum at
951-902-5949 for more information.