Once took a ride on Ship 41 from JAX
during a tour of southern stations. She certainly turns heads wherever she goes. Before departing JAX
, many pilots would come walk over to check out how well she is kept up. A departing 763 even stopped for about 30 seconds beside her, I guess showing off the DC-3, which shows how much pride that Delta employees have in this airplane. Upon landing in TLH
, the first thing the waiting crew chief did after chocking and opening the door was get up under the engines and start polishing off the oil and smut that accumulated during flight. Inflight, its quite an experience. You have to wear white gloves and booties to not mar in interior, nice white curtains in the windows, even Life magazines in the seatbacks that were the same ones in circulation when this aircraft went into service. The cockpit is decked out as close to a historic DC-3 interior as can be while still having to add the required radios. If you stand in the back during flight, you can feel the tail fishtailing, swaying back from side to side.
She is certainly as nice as ride as she is to look at. In the words of Ferris Bueller, "if you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up."
I don't have a microwave, but I do have a clock that occasionally cooks shit.