Stick Time – Dual Instruction

Experience the thrill of flying a DC-3 with an instructor for 1 hour.  This dual time includes a preflight inspection and 1 hour of dual instruction.  You will get to actually experience takeoffs and landings, approaches, taxiing, and much more.

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Kevin Morris November 30, 2014 at 11:18 pm

For the SIC or stick time (I have my PPL, flying the 3 is on my bucket list) – to get the most out of it would you suggest some tail wheel and multitude first?



Jim Howard January 23, 2015 at 1:32 pm

I flew this plane for PBA. One day, as I was flying it from Tampa to Naples, just abeam Punta Gorda (which was being inundated by a thunderstorm) the left prop governor failed and we experienced a prop high-speed runaway (somewhere around 3400 rpm – very loud, even with David Clark headsets on). I tried to feather the engine to no avail, but the engine seized anyway, so the prop wasn’t windmilling. We landed a few minutes later in Fort Myers (KFMY). We had only owned N139PB for a short while, and it was the only DC-3 we had that had the speed cowls and gear doors. The speed cowls required larger than normal cooling fins. After that left engine seized, the airplane had both engines changed, normal cowls installed and the gear doors removed to match our other 11 DC-3’s (which were ALL former Trans-Texas airline only (no C-47’s) airplanes.

RobinMaiden January 28, 2015 at 3:22 pm

Hi Kevin,

Tailwheel and multi time NOT required for a local familiarization flight where you are logging DUAL. If you want to complete the SIC rating, then a Private multi-engine rating would be required. Getting a tailwheel endorsement in something smaller will certainly reduce the time to complete the SIC rating in the DC-3.

tailwinds, Robin

RobinMaiden January 28, 2015 at 3:27 pm

There is always colorful history around the DC-3. Thanks for sharing!