(HD) Flight on a C-47 Skytrain (DC-3) & B-25 Engine Start-up - Yankee Air Museum

A flight to remember, an aviation dream come true. I will always treasure this. I've been very fortunate to have flown on several historic warbirds and vintage aircraft and each flight has been very special to me. As much as I love and appreciate modern airliners, it is important to remember where the aviation industry has come from and to try to experience first-hand some of the iconic milestone airplanes if possible when opportunities become available. This was actually my third attempt to fly on this airplane and well worth the wait. Douglas C-47D Skytrain (DC-3), Willow Run KYIP/YIP About the Flight ---------------------------------------------------------- Aircraft: Douglas C-47D Skytrain 44-76716 Named: “Hairless Joe” History: The plane has been flying in USAF colors as "Yankee Doodle Dandy" for many years but got a recent facelift. The new paint job was generously donated by Kalitta Air. The plane was ferried to Oscoda, Michigan for Kalitta Maintenance on June 8, stripped of its old USAF paint, thoroughly inspected, primed and re-painted by the end of June 2018. FUN FACT: Aircraft Colors: 1st Air Commando Group, CBI Theater. Represents Hairless Joe, an aircraft flown by the legendary Lt.Col. Dick Cole in the 319th Troop Carrier Squadron within the 1st Air Commando. The 319th TCS insignia was and still is a large question mark within a circle representative of the squadron's secretive nature. It appears on the vertical stabilizer of the tail section. Engines: Piston RADIALS!! LOVE 'EM!! 2 × Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C Twin Wasp 14-cylinder radial engines, 1,200 hp (895 kW) each Capacity: 28 troops Payload: 6,000 lb (2,700 kg) Length: 63 ft 9 in (19.43 m) Wingspan: 95 ft 6 in (29.41 m) Height: 17 ft 0 in (5.18 m) Wing area: 987 ft2 (91.70 m2) Empty weight: 18,135 lb (8,226 kg) Loaded weight: 26,000 lb (11,793 kg) Max. takeoff weight: 31,000 lb (14,061 kg) Maximum speed: 224 mph (195 kn, 360 km/h) at 10,000 ft (3,050 m) Cruise speed: 160 mph (139 kn, 257 km/h) Range: 1,600 mi (1,391 nmi, 2,575 km) Ferry range: 3,600 mi (3,130 nmi, 5,795 km) Service ceiling: 26,400 ft (8,045 m) Climb to 10,000 ft (3,050 m): 9.5 min Seat: Forward, left side Location: Yankee Air Museum, Willow Run Airport KYIP/YIP, Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA The Yankee Air Museum is a not-for-profit IRS designated 501c (3) organization. If you would like to make a donation or take a flight to keep this aircraft flying, your donation is tax-deductible. C-47 Skytrain Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_C-47_Skytrain Douglas DC-3 Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_DC-3 BOOK A C-47 Skytrain FLIGHT HERE http://yankeeairmuseum.org/fly/ Articles of Note: http://warbirdsnews.com/aviation-museum-news/yankee-air-museums-c-47-honors-the-1st-air-commando-group.html http://warbirdsnews.com/warbird-restorations/refurbishing-the-yankee-air-museums-c-47.html http://warbirdsnews.com/warbirds-news/yankee-air-museums-c-47-becomes-hairless-joe.html MORE INFO: http://warbirds-eaa.net/ http://warbirdsnews.com/ http://www.historynet.com/conversation-dick-cole.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li%27l_Abner http://yankeeairmuseum.org/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yankee_Air_Museum https://www.facebook.com/yankeeairmuseum/ https://twitter.com/yankeeairmuseum?lang=en ------------------------------- Follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/ohareaviation ------------------------------- Follow me on Instagram at instagram.com/ohareaviation ------------------------------- This video is the property of O'HareAviation Plane Spotting & Flight Tracking. It may not be used in any way without permission. Planespotting Willow Run Airport KYIP/YIP 2018 © O'HareAviation 2018 #dc3 #c47skytrain #douglasdc3
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