Batcat
The United States Air Force
553rd Reconnaissance Wing
Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base


Movies Clips from Korat

This area has home movie clips taken at or around Korat RTAFB, or while in flight. Movie Area added 08/07/09, Last updated 09/16/09.


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IMPORTANT some of these movie clip files are in MPG format. They are quite large in size ranging from a little under 10 Mega Bytes, to about 32 Mega Bytes in size. My tests you really need a high speed connection. Dial up will take a very long time to download.

IMPORTANT UPDATE 08/29/09, Batcat Jim Eaton, "jimbosvideojoint" on YouTube, has converted, and added to YouTube some of these clips, previously as MPG format!! Because of issues some have encountered downloading and viewing the movie clips, I'm hoping Jim Eaton will continue to convert and add these clips to YouTube. Jim does very fine work. Home 8mm movies were shot at 18 frames per second, while computers display at 30 frames per second. Jim has converted the first of the movie clips to the 30 FPS rate and it looks good. Hope you will take a look.

Rob Dailey, son of Major Robert Dailey, provided his father's home movies. Rob had the 8mm silent movies converted to DVD. I converted the VOB format of the DVD to MPG, a common PC format. Because of the very large size of the files, it wasn't practical to upload the full movies. I edited the movies into movie clips which, even though large, are practical to download and view. Hope you enjoy, and our thanks to Rob Dailey for sending these along.


Life in the 554th Recon Squadron. This shows many Batcats and scenes from around Korat, Korat RTAFB from the air, Korat town, in flight views, the Mekong River. Dedicated to crew 10, 1968. Uploaded to YouTube by Jim Eaton, "jimbosvideojoint" on YouTube. If you prefer you can also view Life in the 554th Recon Squadron directly on YouTube. Added 08/29/09, updated 09/14/09.

Views around Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base. This is the smallest movie, and there are only brief views of Korat. You might want to try this file first to make sure you don't have any problem downloading and viewing before downloading the larger files. Size about 7 Meg. My thanks to Rob Dailey, son of Major Robert R. Dailey, for sending this movie. Added 08/07/09.

Aircraft at Korat RTAFB 1970. This video shows the McDonnell F-4E Phantom II of the 388th TFW, and the Lockheed EC-121R Super Constellation of the 553rd Reconnaissance Wing. In flight views from the cockpit of the EC-121R. My thanks to Rob Dailey, son of Major Robert R. Dailey, for sending this movie. Added as MPG 08/07/09. My thanks to Jim Eaton, "jimbosvideojoint" for uploading to YouTube. You can also view Aircraft of Korat RTAFB 1970 directly on YouTube. Updated and uploaded again to YouTube 09/16/09.

388 TFW F-4E views. Look closely you can see the shadow of an EC-121R tail as the movie shows the F-4E depart. Two views of F-4E's returning. Size about 13 Meg. My thanks to Rob Dailey, son of Major Robert R. Dailey, for sending this movie. Added 08/07/09.

EC-121R In Flight. View from the aircraft commanders side of the cockpit showing the left wing over clouds, followed by a landing sequence with gear and flaps down, and finally shots of an EC-121R flying over low with the flaps down, but gear up. Size about 12 Meg. My thanks to Rob Dailey, son of Major Robert R. Dailey, for sending this movie. Added 08/07/09.

Major Robert Dailey completes his 100th Batcat Mission. This video shows one way to get cool in the hot Thailand environment. My thanks to Rob Dailey, son of Major Robert R. Dailey, for sending this movie. Added as MPG 08/07/09. My thanks to Jim Eaton, "jimbosvideojoint" for uploading to YouTube. You can also view Major Dailey's 100th Mission directly on YouTube. Updated again, and uploaded again to YouTube 09/06/09.

Views of the Bob Hope Christmas 1968 entertainers arriving. This movie clip isn't of the actual show, rather scenes of arriving entertainers. Size about 32 Meg. My thanks to Rob Dailey, son of Major Robert R. Dailey, for sending this movie. Added 08/07/09.

Life at Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base. This movie clip isn't from Batcat, but from the 388th TFW, uploaded by "fescan" on YouTube. You can also view Life at Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base directly on YouTube. Added 08/29/09.



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