Bond007 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 5650 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1288 times:
Quoting Juventus (Reply 7): How long would it take to cross the Gulf of Mexico in a DC3?? You loose an engine on one of those things over water, and a calm day will get interesting up the ying yang....
Well, we keep saying it's a DC3 and thinking it's the same 65 year old beast ... but if you take a look at the modifications, you'll see it's anything but an 'old DC3'.
ATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2559 posts, RR: 34
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1288 times:
Ive known some people who flew DC-3's back in the USAF in the early 60's around the pacific. (I think theres an article about em in last months flying or maybe Sport Aviation Magazine). There are some Alaskan outfits flying em out to the islands in the Bering Sea and Arctic Ocean. Its a good bird. Id rather ferry it over water than the new turboprops.