The Douglas DC-3/C-47 is an enduring icon; an aviation classic that has survived in regular commercial operation for over 60 years, outliving almost all of its replacements. Unsurprisingly, as a result of this, it has developed a considerable fanbase.
If you’re a member of that enthusiast collection, would you be interested in getting your hands on a real aircraft, learning its systems and procedures? That’s what Aurora, OR, USA, based Aerometal International LLC are offering – an FAA certified ground school course, but aimed at both flight crews in training and enthusiasts of the type.
“If you ever wanted to get into the nuts and bolts of how a DC-3 is really flown, this really is the class for you. Highlights include detailed use of WW2 era manuals, raising and lowering the gear on a flying DC-3 (it’ll be on jacks, of course!) and expert instruction on every intricate ‘gotcha’ that comes from years of flying the airplane. It’s two days of awesome historical immersion.”
More details can be found on the AMI website. although as that only lists course dates in June, you may be interested to know that future courses are running on July 20-21, August 24-25, and September 14-15.