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How Many DC-3s Still Up In The Air? Please Respond  
User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3129 posts, RR: 4
Posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3827 times:

I am hoping to get a couple answers, my friend and i were in a dispute on about how many DC-3s are still flying, he said 500 or so, or about 1 out of every 4-5 built. I said maybe 150-200, so what is it really? can anyone help out?

-TWA902fly
Chicago Illinois


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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3812 times:

Hello...
I read in a recent issue of Pacific Flyer that about 400 or so, worldwide, are still flyable. Only thing that will replace a DC-3, is another DC-3.  Wink/being sarcastic Regards.



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User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3129 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3806 times:

Flyable or FLying? two differen things. do you know flagshipAZ?

thanks

-TWA902fly
Chicago Illinois



life wasn't worth the balance, or the crumpled paper it was written on
User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3800 times:

I think the article said "flying".
There are a number of DC-3 still in existance, but not "flyable". Mostly museum pieces. There's a book I highly recommend on DC-3 survivors.
It's "Douglas DC-3 Survivors" by Arthur Pearcy.
Aston Publications Ltd....printed in Great Britain.
Actually the book is a two-volume set. Hope this help.



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