Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A DC3 aircraft will be arriving in Great Falls, Montana on April 27

2015 is the 70th Anniversary of the U.S. and Russian declaration of victory over Nazi Germany during World War II. As part of the 70th anniversary, Russians have asked Dwayne King to honor and remember the occasion with a flight retracing the route the fighters took as there were being ferried across two continents. Mr. King and his organization, Kingdom Air Corps, have since found and purchased a DC3, which will be used for the commemoration. The plan calls for the triumphant trek to begin in Great Falls. Anyone who is interested in seeing the aircraft or learning more about this important part of our nation’s history is invited to join in as the adventure to relive history begins.

Commemorative Flight Coming to Great Falls

The Breitling DC-3 Dakota in Findel, Luxembourg

Aviation enthusiasts should mark May 2 and 3, 2015 in their datebooks when the airport in Findel will host a plane exhibition with over a dozen historic and contemporary models on display.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Rare DC-3 treat at Shannon Ireland (SNN)

Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015

Aircraft and aviation enthusiasts enjoyed a very rare treat this week with the arrival of a 73-year-old Douglas DC-3 at Shannon Airport.

The twin turboprop plane flew almost 8 hours across the Atlantic from St John’s in Newfoundland, Canada and made an overnight stop at Shannon on Wednesday.

The Priority Air Charter, operating on behalf of charity organization Samaritan’s Purse, departed again early yesterday en route to Malta from where it was due to continue to Africa to carry out missionary work.