Soontobepilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 271 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3416 times:
I am a student participating in the National History Day Competition. This year the theme is : Revolution, Reaction, and Reform in History. I, being a plane-a-holic, wanted to do something about aviation. . I had originaly toyed with doing filght simulators: a revolution in pilot training, but my teacher said it was not historically significant enough. Anyways, it has to be historically significant, a revolution and/or reaction and/or reform, and it has to be ORIGINAL !!! No, not the jet engine or the write flyer, please !!! Thanks so much for reading this, and does anyone have any ideas? Thanks!
and of course, the random photo of the post (drumroll, please!!! )
Fanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2097 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3381 times:
How about something on the DC-3 & C-47, the all-time classic airplane. The DC-3 provided passengers with a comfortable, modern cabin. The design perfected the monocoque fuselage/cantelevered wing configuration still in use today. With the advent of WWII, the DC provided the US Army Air Corps with outstanding lifting capablility. The DC-3 soldiered on after the war flying passengers and freight and still does so to this day. The DC-3 has been replaced by several other planes... all of them DC-3s.
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6440 posts, RR: 31
Reply 6, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3377 times:
Blow the teacher away with the story of HOW the DC-3/C-47 became such a significant factor in air travel. I refer to the Boeing 247. All the airlines wanted it but Boeing refused to sell to any other carrier than it's own until all orders were delivered. This brought about the rise of Douglas and the near demise of Boeing. Only WWII saved Boeing, reference the B-17.
I guess the point is that the 247 may very well be the most signifigant airliner in history. It brought about the DC-3 and the rest is history.
I am glad I was around to fly before de-regulation.
Soontobepilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3367 times:
Thanks so much for your ideas. Ill think about all of them. Actually, I was amazed by one of the ideas. IMissPiedmont, to tell you the truth, I did the Boeing 247 last year! It was great fun!!! Your right, it was a great topic. I was a novice then, my video wasnt great, and I didnt get past regionals. But oh well!!! I cant beleive the coincidence! Once again, thanks to all of you and the airliners.net community for embrasing enthusiasts of all ages!