Recurrent Training


DC-3 Second in Command Syllabus

 2 Day course

Flying time 2.5 – 3.0 hours total in left seat


History of DC-3

Ground school consisting of systems, performance, wt and bal, briefing on the maneuvers, normal, abnormal and emergency procedures, techniques, preflight, cockpit check, checklists, power settings and airspeeds, flight profiles,  and the crew concept.

Airplane preflight and review of normal procedures


Flight one – 1 – 1.5 hours

Preflight, starting, and taxi procedures

Runup and normal takeoff

Climb to cruise altitude

Normal turns

Gear and flap procedures at altitude

Go around at altitude

Demo approach to stall

Normal descent, approach and landing

Take off and landings

After landing and shutdown procedures

Flight two – 1-1.5 hours

Review of all normal procedures

Engine failure on takeoff

Single engine landing

Normal ILS approach to landing

Takeoffs and landings