Fly the DC-3

May 10, 2012

Welcome to DC3Training.com.  We offer all kinds of opportunities to fly and learn about the classic DC-3. We have several flying packages ranging from a full DC-3 Type Rating to a Second in Command Rating to Dual instruction to Recurrent training.  We have a Designated Pilot Examiner and instructors on staff to help you fulfill […]

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DC-3 Operations Manual – Flight Controls

April 27, 2012

Download DC-3 Manual Flight Controls PDF. The moveable surfaces on the airplane consist of two ailerons, the right aileron trim tab, two elevators, two elevator trim tabs, the rudder, the rudder trim tab, and the wing flaps.  All of these surfaces except the wing flaps are operated manually from the cockpit by means of conventional […]

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DC-3 Operations Manual – Fire Detection

April 20, 2012

Download the PDF version here: DC-3 Manual Fire Detection Protection PDF The fire protection system consists of an Edison fire warning system, a CO2 engine fire extinguisher system, a CO2 Janitrol heater fire extinguisher system, and portable dry chemical type hand extinguishers. Engine fire zone areas The engine/nacelle area is divided into three zones:  Zone […]

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DC-3 Operations Manual – Electrical

April 20, 2012

Download the DC-3 Manual-Electrical System PDF 6-1  Power Supply The electrical system is a 24 volt DC, single wire type.  The structure of the aircraft serves as a ground except for circuits in the vicinity of the magnetic compass, in which the ground is away from the compass. Power Supply  Battery circuits  Aircraft batteries – […]

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DC-3 Short Field Takeoff and Landing Videos

April 18, 2012

N28AA visited Peachstate airport (GA2) in Georgia.  It is only 2,400 feet long. Takeoff Landing Here is Peachstate (GA2) from the air, looking south. It is pretty short. Let us know what you think in the comments below…

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DC-3 Operations Manual – Limitations

April 15, 2012

Download the DC-3 Operations Manual – Limitations PDF. Here is just a sampling of some of the airspeed limitations listed in the PDF document.     Vso stall in landing configuration  – 56 kts Vso stall clean – 64 kts Vmc – 76 knots V1 – 81 knots Minimum single engine maneuvering  – 85 knots […]

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History of the airplane – N28AA – DC-3

April 14, 2012

Douglas DC-3 Serial number 2239 Tom Braniff, president of Braniff Airways, ordered the company’s first DC-3s on August 29, 1939.  He received delivery on the first four airplanes December 17, 1939.  Four more DC-3s were ordered by Mr. Braniff on March 21, 1940.  These four were delivered on June 20th with the first of the […]

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Photos of Current DC-3 Trainer

April 12, 2012

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Photo History of the DC-3 Training’s 28AA

April 12, 2012

DC-3 Training’s trainer was first delivered to Braniff in June of 1940 where it was known as NC25666.        

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Popular DC-3 Pictures

December 29, 2011

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