We’ve collected another round of DC-3 “glamour shots” from recent flights and events for your enjoyment…Oregon offers so many fantastic aerial views!IMG_8144 IMG_8151IMG_8107IMG_8126photo 3photo 2photo 1IMG_3137We also recently hosted an evening dinner event in the hangar for New Avenues for Youth–an organization that combats youth homelessness through a combination of focused assistance and outcome based programs and job training. This DC-3 A model, along with a collection of classic cars, provided the gorgeous backdrop to the evening: IMG_3196

The rest of September brings more DC-3 interior and structures projects, a tune-up of a Vultee BT-13, and a lot of pilot training. Happy Flying!

Project Updates

N64784 - 08-02-14 (19)As we mentioned in a previous post, a couple weeks ago brought the excitement of our newest DC-3 restoration project arriving in our hangar. She hadn’t flown in nearly 22 years, and performed admirably (as in, uneventfully) during her 1 hour test flight and 3.8 hour ferry flight.N64784 - 08-02-14 (20)N64784 - 08-02-14 (23)N64784 - 08-03-14 (7)N64784 - 08-03-14 (13)N64784 - 08-03-14 (18)This summer has marked the start of what will be her nearly two year long transformation. She’ll receive a new interior, livery, control surfaces, avionics, etc. What an incredible honor this is for us–the feeling of bringing back another one of these beauties is hard to adequately describe.N64784 - 08-03-14 (24)

Control surfaces have been removed, and are now in work:photo 4IMG_3191IMG_3190We will of course keep you updated on her progress!