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Article on the experience of flying the DC3

 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 8:09 am    Post subject: Article on the experience of flying the DC3 Reply with quote

<i><b>Dakota skies - the venerable Douglas DC-3</b>
Many examples of the venerable Douglas DC-3 are still in operation all over the world. So how does this classic aircraft fly compared with its modern counterparts?

The Douglas DC-3 is 71 years old - far older than the vast majority of pilots flying today. How does this pioneering aircraft, considered by many to be the first modern airliner, compare with the latest passenger-carrying types? And were pilots really pilots back when the DC-3 was in its heyday? Flight International set out to discover the answers.</i>

http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles/2006/12/19/211161/Dakota+skies+-+the+venerable+Douglas+DC-3.html
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for asking this silly question but are IC's Dakotas preserved anywhere?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the_380 wrote:
Sorry for asking this silly question but are IC's Dakotas preserved anywhere?


The museum in Delhi, maybe Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Airworks India had a DC3.Last watched it get Airborne in the late Nineties.What a gradual climb Very Happy
One of the better Aircraft ever built.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HAWK21M wrote:
Airworks India had a DC3.Last watched it get Airborne in the late Nineties.What a gradual climb Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.airworksindia.com/
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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http://www.airworksindia.com/
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Thx.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anybody got a chance to fly in the Indian Airlines DC-3 or the props like HS748 or F27 ?

I know my father flew several times in the Hs748 and F27 and also the Vickers Viscount.

According to him, amongst the props, the Viscount always felt the most solid and reassuring, while the F27 was very smooth! (maybe because of the body-under-wing arrangement)


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2006 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember the F27s for the problematic troubleshooting of Pneumatic Brakes.
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