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User currently offlineAIRFORCE1 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 23 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1108 times:

For all of you who admire restored aircraft, I got to spend an evening drinking champagne aboard Continental's wonderfully restored DC-3A. We flew up the north coast of Lake Erie from Cleveland/Hopkins to the Sansusky area and watched the sun go down. What an awsome plane! The crew was great and the ride was as smooth as any new airliner I have been on (just not as quiet).

Hats off to Continental for having such a wonderful piece of history for the public to see and fly on.



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User currently offlineOozabooza From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1090 times:

so how can the public see and fly on it?

User currently offlineAIRFORCE1 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1083 times:

In my case it was because I was attending a shindig at Hopkins airport for the 75th anniversary but from time to time it shows up at various locations. If you can get close enough, ask the crew for a ride and they can put you on the list.

It it worth the trouble.

j.


User currently offlineExnonrev From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 621 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (14 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1084 times:

CO doesn't usually sell DC-3 rides to the public except for special occasions such as the CLE 75th anniversary this week. They usually fly the a/c around the system from time to time giving rides to employees.

They also make a small number of airshow appearances each year. I don't think there's a schedule on CAL's website. If any CO employee with access to Sonic reads this, there is a schedule under GG DC3 or something like that.

I paid $50 for a ride at last year's IAH Appreciation Day. Worth every penny.


User currently offlineAirforce1 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1064 times:

Correct. In my case I was lucky and did not pay a dime due to a special invite from the airport folks. I forgot to mention that he pilots took us up again. I am setting them up with some GPS units for thier private planes.

J.



User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1059 times:

I flew on a DC3 SOUTH COAST AIRWAYS nice

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