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  The Indiana Hiser's trip to find the C-123! - 11/12/2009
 

On November 12, 2009, feeling the urge for another “Indiana Jones” adventure, I decided to go in search of one of the C-123's used by the CIA to help deliver arms to the Contra's during the Iran-Contra Affair. 

I was able to recruit the help of another Wichita friend by the name of Keith Bomholt and several Texas friends of mine by the names of Wayne Gregory, Anthoney Bacewicz, Geoff Gallup, Greg Shelton, Doug Jeans, and Charles Bond.  Together we met in San Jose, Costa Rica and set out in search of one of two C-123's... 

After some rain forest fun and crossing bridges with hungry crocodiles below, avoiding some 37 species of deadly snakes and spiders as big as plates and going through countless small towns, we finally located our prize in the town of Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica where one of the C-123's rests today and is being used, of all things, as another aviation theme restaurant, and where I can say the drinks and food were great.

 WOW, what a great surprise and ending of a wonderful adventure and nobody was hurt during our fun adventure.

 
          Below are some of the pictures we took along the way...     CLICK PHOTO TO VIEW
 
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