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Old Planes, New Purpose: Aging DC-3s Deliver Hope To Remote Villages In Colombia

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The Douglas DC-3, the plane that revolutionized air travel in the 1930s and which went out of production in 1942, is still taking flight over the dense jungles of southern Colombia, delivering passengers, food and medical supplies to remote villages in the region. The ruggedness of the plane is the main reason that they are prized in Colombia’s southern reaches. There are few roads in the region, and, in the dry season, rivers are often un-navigable, so the plane is the only practical way in and… (latino.foxnews.com) المزيد...

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Moviela
Ric Wernicke 9
I flew in a wonderfully preserved DC3 in 1984 from Nairobi to Keekorok.

I remember scrambling aboard, literally walking UP the aisle and taking my seat. There was some graffiti in tiny letters in front of me. It said "You are now sitting at a 45 degree angle." Must have been British humor.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29U6dKqH1FI
canuck44
canuck44 1
Notice this has been re-engined with turboprops replacing the radials. First time I saw this aircraft at NBO, it took a moment to understand what had been done...definitely a different look for an old aircraft...and of course an entirely new sound.
CaptainFreedom
CaptainFreedom 2
These are done by Basler Aviation out of Oshkosh. They were featured on a Season 3 episode of The Aviators:

http://www.baslerturbo.com/
mikeharbour
Mike Harbour 2
Gotta love Turbo Daks!
chalet
chalet 2
Sorry to disagree; if the good Lord had meant the DC-3 to be a turboprop job that is how Douglas would have made them. The roar of the Pratts 1830-92s at full bore is simply celestial music. The PT-6´s sound can not match it. Sorry.
MS1361
MS1361 1
This particular airplane was converted by the South African Air Force. It is similar to the Basler conversion but not identical.
canuck44
canuck44 8
These remain highly useful aircraft. Here in Lee County, Florida they control the mosquito population and its offspring of various stains of encephalitis. They were used to control the Medfly outbreak and often respond to outbreaks in other counties. The Mosquito Control District maintains and flies six (including a C117, Super DC3). They often can be seen flying in formation with insecticide/diesel aerosol trailing just above the tree tops.

We refer to them as the Lee County Airforce (along with their 17 rotary wing aircraft). Without them, this place would be less than livable.

http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=220839&nseq=10
preacher1
preacher1 6
Sharp looking old gals
AABABY
AABABY 2
Yeah, doing hammerhead turns at the end of each pass on smaller areas. Saw that when we lived in the Tampa area. Gives a good set of goosebumps to watch.
My first air travel was on Eastern Airlines in a DC-3 cross country sky train at the ripe old age of 6 weeks in 1939. Probably why I still am highly interested in aviation to this day.
At age 12 I was given the controls of an Air Force DC-4 while on a hop from Fairfield, Ca to Oakland, Ca. (FOR ABOUT TWO MINUTES) What a thrill that was!
My Dad was the military co-ordinator for the civilian air carriers involved in the Korean Air Lift. Worked at Travis AFB.We were there when General Travis crashed his FULLY ARMED B-29 and was killed. Huge explosion and damage nearby.
Dad retired shortly after that and the airlines involved gave him a gold plated cigarette case with all the airlines names engraved on the back. Trans-Ocean, Flying Tigers, Pan Am, Eastern, and several more. I can't recall.
AABABY
AABABY 2
I also recall that on the trip to Oakland, our DC-4 was directed to taxi to it's parking spot, that involved a very close passage past a B-36 bomber. (Comparison would be similar to DC-9 to 747 scale wise.) We actually passed partly under the B-36 wingtip. From the DC-4 flight deck, we had to look sharply upward to view the other ship. VERY interesting.
MimosaDrive
MimosaDrive 6
Two DC-3's fly over my house several times a day in and out of Opa Locka, doing cargo runs in the Bahamas. I love their distinct sound. http://www.tmfaircraft.com/index.html
planotxwx
Dave Wood 5
I remember watching Southern Airlines land DC-3's in Albany, GA when I live across the road from the airport in the late 50's / early 60's. I wish I had one, and I wish I could afford one, and I wish...
SWEATINTHSWAMP
SWEATINTHSWAMP 5
I remember bouncing around in these wonderful machines with Mid-Continent Airlines and Trans Texas and a couple I've probably forgotten. Ozark I think.
preacher1
preacher1 5
Remember Central?
SWEATINTHSWAMP
SWEATINTHSWAMP 3
I did since you reminded me :). I hate to think what 80 will do to this mind lol. That was in my Tulsa days.
preacher1
preacher1 2
I remember as a young kid in FSM in the mid 50's, Dad taking me out to the airport, which wasn't much in them days. He knew the night watch man and he took us inside a Central DC3 that was parked there for the night. Lifelong memory for a 5 year old.
Kimble44
Mark Kimble 2
With out a doubt one of most diverisified, durable and attractive airplanes ever built. Maybe someday they will slap some 737 engines on them.
preacher1
preacher1 1
I can't remember on it and the other big tail draggers; is that tail wheel steerable like a nose wheel nowadays or strictly rudder controlled
Kimble44
Mark Kimble 1
I don't know for a fact. I do know it has a tail wheel lock for take-off. I'm guessing, strictly guessing it swivels with the rudder/brake control.
preacher1
preacher1 1
That's what I was trying to remember. I got my ME on a Lockheed-Howard (B-23 triple tail, tail dragger)and couldn't remember what it did, but that was back in 68 and I was barely 18. I have slept since then and most of those old birds are gone or museum pieces. They were the rides back in the day. LOL
chalet
chalet 1
The B-23 was not manufactured by Lockheed nor was a 3-tail plane, it was a sigle tail light bomber by Douglas that enjoyed limited success. The Lockeed plane that you are talking about could have been a Howard-modified Lodestar, 2 tails, the small ones had 2 Wright R-1820s radials and the larger Mod. 700 had 2 x P&W R-2800s, one or two still flying like a rocket cruise speed 300 mph.
preacher1
preacher1 1
Must have been that bigger one. I remember the R2800's, and them burning about 100gph. I didn't think any of them were still around. I was a thinkin' it had 3 though. Me and another guy got in a discussion about it last year, seem like. I remember it being a morphedyte in that it was certified for single pilot, but was a whole lot nicer if 2 were there. I think it was the only one in that whole line that was cert for 1 man. BUT, as I said, I have slept since then. LOL
chalet
chalet 1
Check this out, http://flightaware.com/photos/view/187984-a9cbc5dccb54d0c46c538a6f13182c7b7a6c8091/aircrafttype/L37

If you like recips this should whet your appetite
preacher1
preacher1 1
Don't really care for the recips after all these years but that sure looks familiar. Seems like ours had the loading door about where those 2 rear windows are. It had seating for 14 and 3 on the flight deck. Lot's of memories. tks
Rockmere
H. Douglas Brown 1
Not steerable. "Tailwheel locked" is critical item on take-off checklist. I photographed on at SUS take a cross country jaunt on the ground because tailwheel not locked. Busted the left main gear.
preacher1
preacher1 1
AABABY
AABABY 1
Yes, that would be a sight to see. Probably work, too.
Captain Marty McFly as pilot?
CaptainFreedom
CaptainFreedom 2
One of Buffalo Joe's rampie slave recruits flew as Joe's co-pilot on 'The Sched" between Hay River and Yellowknife. He subsequently got a job at Cathay Pacific. Not too many young pilots these days can say that they've been checked out on a DC-3.
combatcougar
combatcougar 2
Flew many intelligence missions in EC-47s out of Danang Air Base during the Vietnam war.
A perfect platform for our purposes.
preacher1
preacher1 2
I was in/out of DaNang on a tanker in 71. Probably saw some of those birds on the ramp there.
chalet
chalet 1
What engine R-2000s with elongated crankshaft or the standard R-1830s
skylloyd
skylloyd 1
Me too ! I was with the 555 squadron at the time.(triple nickel)
PatrickCain
Patrick Cain 2
Here is Pinocchio http://www.douglasdc3.com/pinoch/pinoch.htm
PatrickCain
Patrick Cain 2
If you really want to see a strange looking DC3 look up the Canadian Armed Forces Pinocchio.
twhiteca
twhiteca 1
Hey, if you don't want to watch the football games and you need a fix of DC-3, C-46 and DC-4 freighter ops, (OK there's an Electra in there as well) you should watch the streamed episodes of Ice Pilots http://www.icepilots.com/episodes.php
crpeterson14
Cord Peterson 1
Reading this I thought about submitting another squawk but because it is directly related I figured a comment would do. This video below is not mine. I came across it about 2 years ago. I thought it was a pretty cool video then and it on the shorter side and well made figured I should share.



The daredevil pilots of Colombia - the vintage Douglas DC-3 plane
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-F-cBF5ZbQ
capnandyret
Marc Anderson 1
I was fortunate to fly same doug for over 20 years, Recips for 8 and Basler conversion for rest.Believe I flew last working mission of recip powered 3 in service to our Government. Article published in Smokejumper Magazine Jan 2013. A truly remarkable aircraft!!!!
Pileits
Pileits 1
North Central DC-3 with Herman the Duck on the tail still brings smiles to my face.
jimbobl
jimbobl 1
Back in the day, (71,72 maybe) Florida Airlines flew a couple of DC-3 around the state in and out of Tampa, along with a few Beech 18's...Great sound on both of them and fun to watch.
AABABY
AABABY 1
I thought that was Provincetown Boston Airways. They had several DC 3's

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