SCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8719 posts, RR: 5 Posted (4 years 10 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7632 times:
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the end of the Berlin Airlift. To celebrate this remarkable achievement I decided to book a flight on an original DC-3A "Roisenbomber" whilst on vacation in Berlin. Air Service Berlin operates an original DC-3A/C-47 "Roisenbomber" famously known as the Candy Bomber, and offers sight-seeing flights operating at the Berlin Schönefeld Airport Terminal C. Air Service Berlin´s DC-3A/C-47 was built in 1944 and was repaired and restored true to its original configuration in England and is currently the only flight-ready DC-3A in Germany.
CrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1838 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7708 times:
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Hi there and thank you for sharing this report! My, she's a real beauty! We're you allowed to visit the cockpit in-flight? I like your pictures, especially the close ups after the flight. The plane's interior looks great!
Directorguy From Egypt, joined Jul 2008, 1649 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 7594 times:
Thanks for sharing this wonderful report. The DC-3's a remnant from a time when flying was an exotic pleasure for the adventurous. To get that close to history's simply amazing.
I never imagined the DC-3s would look that shiny and spectacular up close. Great job with the photos btw
Shankly From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 1538 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7104 times:
Flew 'XX out of Templehof just before it closed last year and glad to see she is still carrying passengers from this historic city.
Having previously flown on nothing less sophisticated than an HS748, the DC-3 was a fabulous experience and in the same way as Concorde, simply uncomparable. The noise and cabin vibration brought the whole plane alive.
Given the moaning and groaning that goes on today regarding modern jet transportation, we don't know how lucky we are!
SCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8719 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (4 years 10 months 8 hours ago) and read 6814 times:
Quoting SAAB900 (Reply 5): I expected Tempelhof to be empty now it's closed down, but it looks like there are two aircraft still under the roof on the ramp! Have you any idea what they are & why they're still there?
Thanks for your comments. The two planes currently "stored" at THF are a US Air Force
Douglas C-54G Skymaster (DC-4) and a Fokker VFW-614. Tours of Flughafen Tempelhof are currently available as well.