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KOSH-MMUN On A DC-3?  
User currently offlineB757capt From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1366 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1001 times:

At this point I'm really speechless.


http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CFMKB


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User currently offlineCrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1865 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1001 times:

It is probably just a Basler Turbo DC-3 being delivered down to one of the Central or South American air forces that readily still fly them...

User currently offlineB757capt From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1366 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1001 times:

I guess what really got me was the A. Route-over the water, and B. NON-STOP!


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User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1001 times:

that one is turboprop powered instead of piston, so I'm sure it goes faster than the piston versions.

User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1001 times:

Quoting B757capt (Reply 2):
A. Route-over the water, and B. NON-STOP!

Well it is a /G meaning it has GPS-RNAV capabilty


User currently offlineSkyexRamper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1001 times:

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 3):
that one is turboprop powered instead of piston, so I'm sure it goes faster than the piston versions.

Here are the specs of both the Piston and T-Prop.

http://www.baslerturbo.com/performance.html


User currently offlineAjd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1001 times:

Looking at that website, the Turboprop DC-3 has a 2000+ mile range, which is insane.

Wouldn't want to be stuck in that for probably 12 hours!


User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1001 times:

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....

User currently offlineBond007 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 5398 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1001 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'.

http://www.baslerturbo.com/bt_67_overview.html

Personally, I'd rather be on that aircraft over water, than some of the other twin turbos (or even jets) that are 30 years more young!

Jimbo



I'd rather be on the ground wishing I was in the air, than in the air wishing I was on the ground!
User currently offlineATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2272 posts, RR: 38
Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1001 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.

ATCT



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