New Orleans

June 28, 2007 at 14:03:49

World War II Museum: C-47

Doug Lawson wrote on July 2, 2007 at 20:05:27:

Frank, I'm sure you appreciated this C-47, aka DC-3. As recently as 2002 there were still several of them flying with turbine conversions (I did some research on them in grad school). Most of the DC-3s in civilian service were converted 47s. (Not much of a job converting them, actually.) I used to watch them fly in and out of Philly airport.

The record for hours logged by a single aircraft was made by a DC-3: something like 88,000 hours! I don't think an airframe with a pressurized cabin will ever come close to that, so it's a record that could last a long time. They were some tough birds.

Frank Grivel wrote on July 4, 2007 at 12:59:38:

Yes, I did enjoy the C-47. I always find it interesting to look at the flight deck windows, but that's just me. Thanks for that little bit of info, always appreciated.

The whole museum was rather interesting.