Lou Martin, C-133 Combat Cargo Pilot, FAA Inspector, USAF Ret.

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Lou Martin speaking at the 8th AFHS-Mn Luncheon April 20, 2011.
Lou (left) talking to Ray Nagell (right) at the 8th AFHS-MN Luncheon March 9, 2011.
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Lou Martin (Lt. Col., USAF; C-133* Combat Cargo Pilot ‘48-70, FAA Inspector
 
Lou Martin has published several interesting books about his experiences as a pilot, which are for sale.
These include Close Encounters with the Pilot's Grim Reaper, Wings over Persia and My Life in Ladysmith, Wisconsin from 1928-1948.
He has also written excellent articles for the EAA Chapter 25 January and February 2014 newsletters.
 *The Douglas C-133 Cargomaster carried cargo & tonnage that would not fit into any other airplane, especially ICBMs; Lou served in three squadrons from 1957 to 1971. The C-133 was the first true heavy air-lifter of a nascent United States Air Force. But, as Lou has described it, the C-133, which he once piloted and tested under inquiry, was a star-crossed plane due to design, metal fatigue, and stress corrosion issues.
 
Lou Martin's Presentation on April 13, 2011, described his experiences as a FAA Inspector. MP3 AUDIO File (67 Mb 30 min.) A DVD is also available. 
On June 8, 2011 he described his many experiences flying the C-133. (DVD avail.) 
In his Presentation on Jan.4, 2012 he described flying the T-33. (No Video or Audio available.)
Other recent presentations:
 Lou Martin, Early Navigation Techniques in Aviation. March 7, 2012. Video available. 
The 1990 Commemorative Air Force and Planes of Fame Combined Airshow at Holman Field, Saint Paul, Minnesota. A video by Lou Martin. January 29, 2014.
 

(Below) Lou Martin listening to a briefing on Jan. 3, 2018 about the North Korean threat.


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