Saturday, January 30, 2010

Tropico has DC-3’s

…this is a fun game and if you build an airport you will get DC-3’s flying in and landing… but if you build a tower the aircraft become “Connie’s”

Tropico & Tropico Paradise Island
Simulation | English | 1,01 GB
Tropico is a construction and management simulation computer game The game sees the player taking the role of "El Presidente,"the ruler of an island in the Caribbean during the Cold War era from the 1950s onward.

Friday, January 15, 2010

DC-3 headed for Haiti

Haiti quake: Remote Area Medical prepares shipment of medical supplies, doctors to Haiti

By Rheta Murry
Originally published: January 15. 2010 3:01AM
Last modified: January 14. 2010 11:06PM

Equipment and medical supplies are flooding into the Remote Area Medical's headquarters in Knoxville as staff prepare to send a planeload of donated supplies to earthquake-hit Haiti.
Though he doesn't know what time, Ron Brewer, Tennessee director of Remote Area Medical (RAM) said the organization's Douglas C-47/DC-3 jet should head out for Haiti sometime this morning.

New DC-3 Book – Press release

A Legend in Her Time: A 75th Anniversary Photographic Tribute

Documenting the legacy of this beloved aircraft, this comprehensive photographic history celebrates the 75th anniversary of the DC-3. First appearing during the golden age of aviation in the 1930s, the versatile Douglas DC-3 has been used in numerous situations from the Berlin Airlift to Vietnam and has outlasted every other commercial aircraft in the world. Offering insight into why the DC-3 has outlived its contemporaries, this homage also discusses what role this aircraft plays today, such as how updated turboprop versions are used in polar research missions, firefighting, and military operations.

Bruce McAllister is a writer, photographer, publisher, and pilot with more than 5,100 hours of flight time. His previous works include Vagabonds of the Sky, Wings Above the Arctic, Wings Across America, Wings Over Denali, Wings Over The Alaska Highway, and Wings Over The Yukon. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Transportation, History
256 pages, Cloth, 11.5 x 8.5
100 Color Photos, 160 B/W Photos
Distribution Rights: WOR
$49.95 (CAN $54.95)
9780615228778 (0615228771)

Pub Date: April 2010

Saturday, January 9, 2010

DC-3s Flocking to Join AirVenture Birthday Bash

They're coming from everywhere; some three dozen DC-3 and C-47 aircraft that have already shown interest in participating in "The Last Time..." 75th anniversary celebration of the aircraft at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010.

Friday, January 8, 2010

DC-3 journey to EAA AirVenture 2010.

The Last Time is an organization created for the sole purpose of reuniting flying examples of the Douglas DC-3 and the people associated with them, for one last time. The goal of the organization is to celebrate this aircraft and these people. At the same time we want to honor their service, we also want to provide  assistance to the people and aircraft making this journey to EAA AirVenture 2010.