The Westin Family homepage features the Stinson 108 Voyager and Flying Station Wagon, and BATCAT the USAF 553rd Reconnaissance Wing. We originate from Tehachapi, California, U.S.A. - Tehachapi is located about 75 miles (122 Km) north of Los Angeles, California, United States of America. Homepage first started Oct. 1994, Last updated - August 29, 2014.
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IMPORTANT UPDATE - on January 17, 2014 my wife and I completed the sale of our Maine home and we are now settling into our California home to be nearer our grand children. Until we get established and organized in California anticipate delays with homepage updates and my replies to your emails. With this move the only valid email for webmaster Larry Westin is westin@westin553.net - several areas on my Batcat pages continue to show our previous Maine address and phone number. I'm in the process of correcting those areas to show my new contact information, which is Larry Westin, 21721 Verde St., Tehachapi, California 93561, phone (661) 823-4707.

WELCOME to the Family Westin Homepage

Our Personal Quotes:
Larry - "May I Always treat All others with Dignity and Respect."
Susan - "If you Fall Down 6 times, Get Up 7..."

Larry & Sue Westin's e-mail address is
westin@westin553.net


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553rw BATCAT

Batcat Intro

From Nov. 1968 to Sept. 1969, I flew as a crewmember on Lockheed EC-121R aircraft, out of Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base. Official USAF unit designation was the 553rd Reconnaissance Wing, with the USAF code name Batcat.

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553rd Reconnaissance Wing - BATCAT - main page
Last updated 08/29/14

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Click here for extensive information about the Stinson 108 Voyager and Flying Station Wagon. I use a different server for the Stinson 108 data. Stinson area started Oct. 1994, Last updated 08/24/14.

Images of Classic General Aviation Aircraft 1940 - 1965. Most of these are "period" or factory images taken during the quarter century between 1940 and 1965 known as the classic period of general aviation. Added 01/01/02, Last updated 08/24/14.

Images of Consoldiated/ Convair/General Dynamics Aircraft. Available are images of the B-24 Liberator, C-87 Liberator Express, model 39 Liberator Liner, B-32 Dominator, B-36 Peacemeaker, WB-57F (Modified Canberra), XB-46, B-58 Hustler, YB-60Jet Peacemaker, BT-13 Valiant, XC-99 Transport version of the B-36, including images of the dismantling for restoration, L-5 Sentinel, L-13, PBY Catalina, PB2Y Coronado, T-29 Flying Classroom, Convair 240, 340 and 440. Most of these are "period" images, taken when the aircraft was new or in service, rather than museum examples. Added 01/03/97, Last updated 05/26/14.

Images of Propeller Driven Transport Aircraft. Available are images of various propeller driven transport aircraft. Included are the AVRO York, Barkley-Grow, Beech 18, Boeing 307 Stratoliner, Boeing Stratocruiser, Convair XC-99, Canadair North Star, Convair 240, 340 and 440, Curtiss C-46 Commando, DeHavilland Dove, Douglas DST, DC-3 and C-47, including cockpit and interior views, DC-4, DC-6, DC-7, Douglas C-124 Globemaster II, C-133 Cargomaster, Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar and C-123 Provider, Focke-Wulf FW200, Grumman Widgeon, Grumman Goose, Handley Page Hermes, Lockheed Constellation and Super Constellation, Lockheed Hercules, Lockheed Electra, Lockheed Constitution, Martin PBM3 Mariner, Martin 202 and 404, Northrop C-125 Raider, Republic XR-12 Rainbow, Sikorsky S-51, S-55 and S-58 helicopters. Most of these are "period" images, taken when the aircraft was new or in service, rather than museum examples. Added 07/28/98, Last updated 05/26/14.

Aviation Links to other aviation aviation sites on the Internet. Added 05/11/98, Last updated 08/29/14.

Free Speech is a MOST IMPORTANT RIGHT - "THOSE WHO WOULD GIVE UP ESSENTIAL LIBERTY TO PURCHASE A LITTLE TEMPORARY SAFETY, DESERVE NEITHER LIBERTY NOR SAFETY." -- Benjamin Franklin, 1759 - My personal, rather conservative, thoughts on free speech are presented here. There is an email link at the end my short statement on free speech. Feel free to present a different opinion, I respect the right of others to have a different opinion. Last updated 06/25/00.

U.S. and Maine Links to the Whitehouse, Senate, House of Representatives and some other government agencies, also links to the State of Maine, the governor's office, State Senate and State House. Last updated 06/12/13.

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