Monday, May 17, 2010


I recently got the experience to fly on a DC-3 recently. Unfortunately i didn't have my camera for the inflight part, as it was semi unexpected and i was actually walking out the gate to my car to go home when i was asked if i wanted to jump on for the quick flight. (Note: This is actually a C-47, which is the military variant of the DC-3)

But i did manage to get some photos earlier in the day when it was sitting in front of the hangar.

Its quite amazing how big they are inside and up close.

These are some photos i took before i had to go flying.

This is the flight deck of the DC-3.

Looking out the window. Massive engines and sits a lot higher off the ground than i realised!

Looking from the tail up to the flight deck. This DC-3 i believe holds 28 passengers.

From the ground looking up at the big Pratt and Whitney radial engines!

All in all a pretty cool experience. I can add DC-3 to the list planes i have been on.


  1. Ola amigo esse ainda anda pois tem ar que esta em bom estado!

    Paulo Olim
    Asas Madeira

  2. Hi Mike,

    Good to see that you're back on the Baron. Nice plane!!

    So did you get to fly the old Douglas? It's amazing that those things still fly....quite a testament to their durability.