With more than 10, 000 built, and many still flying even today, the DC-3 is an outstanding example of durability, toughness and reliability. It has operated in every country on earth, having landed and taken off on almost every surface in all types of situations. It has outflown many of its more modern counterparts and will probably continue to soldier on forever. Such is the beauty of this little Douglas bird, she can never stop flying.
The Douglas DC-3 has to be the greatest airplane ever built!
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Hats off to this wonderful machine!