Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Thefts tarnish DC-3 owner's dream


Alan Carberry sees beauty. The beauty of the DC-3 as a shining whole. The beauty of the DC-3's history as an aviation staple. And the beauty of the DC-3 as it fits his dream.

That's why he struggles to understand why someone would break into the factory property and take metal parts for the airplane. But that's exactly what happened between 11:30 p.m. March 18 and 5 a.m. March 19, when a tank and pieces of the wings and tail were stolen.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Retired pilots fight to keep Missoula smokejumper DC-3 in service


“Jump-15”, a Douglas DC-3, came off the assembly line on June 12, 1945, and has been in service ... Jump 15 used to be a C-47, and then a DC-3.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

DC-3 Restoration Update at the New England Air Museum

The New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Connecticut is currently undertaking the wholesale restoration of their Douglas DC-3.