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DC-3 Roll Call Airventure 2010

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Andrew Ovans
Young Eagles Pilot or VolunteerAirVenture Volunteer
#1 Posted: 12/15/2009 04:24:33

Obviously EAA thought this out in the planning, but for the sake of discussion......

How many DC-3's are available to make the trip next year? 

Does anyone have a realistic number or idea of how many COULD plan on making the trip?  I am actually looking forward to seeing this.

Now, if we could just get them to do a heritage flight with a C-17......

1. Duggy

2. FAA N34

3. American Flagship Detroit

4. Southern Cross

5. American Airpower's D-Day C-47 "D8"

6. CAF "Bluebonnet Belle"

7. Canadian Warplane Heritage

8. N728G Red / White Douglas Dc-3

9. Tico Belle

10. Cavanaugh Flight Museum's D-Day Bird "C8" 

11. Clay Lacy's "United"

12. CAF "Black Sparrow"

13. Dan Gryder's Red / Silver DC-3

14. Piedmont Airlines  N44V


Maybe a handful (one or two realistically) of BT-67's?  

Any others that could be considered?

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Doug Tomas
Vintage Aircraft Association MemberHomebuilder or Craftsman
#2 Posted: 12/15/2009 10:08:00

How about the restored Delta Airlines "Ship 41" N28341?

They did have it on display at Oshkosh a couple years ago, not sure from their website if it is now only static display, or if it might come out and play with it's brothers?



Bill Avolio
#3 Posted: 12/17/2009 16:40:22

Possibly N115SA owned by Classic Aircraft Aviation Museum in Hillsboro, Oregon

Donald Lewis
#4 Posted: 12/17/2009 20:48:43

Ohio University in Athens Ohio owns and flies a DC-3, I made my first trip to Air-Venture on it in 2001. They use to bring it every other year for Public Relations. It hasn't been backsince 2001.   Don Lewis

Andrew Ovans
Young Eagles Pilot or VolunteerAirVenture Volunteer
#5 Posted: 12/17/2009 21:26:01


Looks like we might have a "Confirmed" List forming! 3 and Counting....

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Ray Hindle
Vintage Aircraft Association Member
#6 Posted: 12/18/2009 10:08:49

I don't know whether they would have the wherewithal to do it, but have you tried contacting Air Atlantique in the United Kingdom. They are based at Coventry ICAO code is EGBE

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Paul Dowgewicz
Young Eagles Pilot or Volunteer
#7 Posted: 5/28/2010 08:33:28

Looks like there's some friction with the organizing for this event. Read on aero-news that there's a statement on www.thelasttime.org  that states a conflict with EAA.

What's EAA's side of the story?

Ryan Mueller
Homebuilder or CraftsmanAirVenture Volunteer
#8 Posted: 5/28/2010 16:48:44

When I first read that story, my initial impression was that EAA wasn't completely in the wrong, as they do say:

"EAA will exclusively organize and coordinate all AirVenture activities for the DC-3 75th anniversary."

Well of course they will; Airventure is their show, and regardless of whether or not you are bringing 40 DC-3's to it EAA would still be in charge when you get there, whether you like it or not. Makes sense....

But then I read the EAA News press release:


...and there is not one mention of The Last Time group that has put this entire effort together, a link to their website, nothing. It's written up to sound like this an EAA idea, EAA organized. EAA is just riding the coattails of those that have put this together, benefiting from their hard work and acting like they don't even exist. Typical of the oft-complained about hubris and ego that you see at EAA. Unfortunate stuff (not the word I would like to use) like this just puts a sour taste in my mouth when I think of EAA; it's a shame they do it.


Hal Bryan
#9 Posted: 6/5/2010 11:41:59

Ryan, if you haven't, please see Adam Smith's comments in this thread:


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