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DC-3 aircraft videoed landing and taking off on short grass strip in Alabama

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DC-3 pilot, Dan Gryder flies as aviation photographer, Blake Mathis shoots video from chase plane during landing on Alabama grass runway. (www.youtube.com) More...

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sheka
mark tufts 0
totally awesome
zennermd
zennermd 0
Didn't like the music.

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Derg
Roland Dent 0
RIGHT ON KARL. That is the basic physical nuts and bolts technique every student pilot SHOULD have in his/her grasp. Ever considered instructing?
ajs525
Allen Shaver 0
Cool video but could have done without the music. It would have been nice to hear the beautiful noise of those engines.
skuttlerats
Jeffrey Babey 0
I watched it with no sound on after reading your comments and I enjoyed it! :)
ExCalbr
Victor Engel 0
I agree about the music, which is much better on this video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnSClrWPb-s&feature=related
ExCalbr
Victor Engel 0
Even bettter:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyUJIC6I7ic

My brother posted a picture of a Guatemala air force DC-3 with turbo props. I did some looking around, and there seem to be a fair number of them out there. They sound downright strange for DC-3s.
WALLACE24
WALLACE24 0
In nam we had Air America flying some Beech 18's w/ turbo props. They were awesome. in and out of a 2000' strip w/full load.
Pileits
Pileits 0
The music with this video STINKS
chalet
chalet 0
re-stinking crap of music, drop the damn thing NOW¡¡
dvbarnsh
Brilliant-can't beat the "Old 'Uns".
carloscandan
For me, the DC-3 was the best airplane ever built. My first flight was on a DC-3, in Guinea-Bissau in 1964.
James1017az
James Johnson 0
The music ruins an incredibly great video.
Fred60
Fred Willson 0
Love the DC3, one of my favorite air planes, the best twin engine aircrft ever made in my openion.
Fred60
Fred Willson 0
Love the DC3, one of my favorite air planes. The best twin engine aircraft ever built, in my opinion.
jenskusthardt
awesome - without the music...
Fullagas
Fullagas 0
2180' is hardly a short runway for a light DC-3.
mhlansdell00
Mark Lansdell 0
When was the last time Cowl Flaps was on your start up check list? Love the sound of a radial engine.
budai2
George Haksch 0
Lovely plane, great video!
cobrajohn6
John Fields 0
Great video! Best plane Douglas ever built!
cousinbrucie72
bruce bailey 0
The music could have been left out. I like the sound of the Pratts or Wrights better.
mhlansdell00
Mark Lansdell 0
The DC3, Dakota, C47, Goony bird, what ever you want to call it, was born to fly. It seemed to fly no matter what they did to it. They were noisy, they were cold, they were wet in a rain storm, but they flew and flew. There were stories from WWII that praised it even after 1/3 of it's wing was shot off. Pilots ar a little like fishermen in their story telling, but I believe some of the tales of the 3. I have been trying to find a reasonably die cast model in the Douglas colors to no avail. Actually I have never seen one in Douglas colors only American Airlines colors and the prices were outrageous. I expected the C130 Hercules to match it in longevity, but I don't think it is as appealing to small operators as the DC3.
Fred60
Fred Willson 0
My uncle flew one in WWII and loved it. He said it flew on one engine just as good as on two. If you lost an engine it could hold altitude just fine.
mhlansdell00
Mark Lansdell 0
It made a low slow gun ship. Bad to the bone.

WALLACE24
WALLACE24 0
Puff the magic dragon!
yv6pmster
Pedro Matilla 0
Excelente video y buen fondo musical.Saludos.
chalet
chalet 0
the music is god-awful!!
mhlansdell00
Mark Lansdell 0
Roger, awful music.
yv6pmster
Pedro Matilla 0
Is you opinion but y like this music bye.
chalet
chalet 0
This is for you DC-3 lovers a very nice clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fy6oTUC49A
southjersey1953
Steve Girault 0
Great clip!!Thanks for sharing!!!
GaAubie
Ken Hardy 0
I love the airplane AND the music. DC 3" had 1850's if I remember right from my Days at Hayes Aircraft. good basic airplane, what flying in the good old days was all about with the flight computer located between the ears.
chalet
chalet 0
Ken when was it that you worked at Hayes, was it in Alabama. In the early 50s Hayes came up with the Hyper DC-3 version by replacing the original P&W 1830s with more powerful R2000s normally found in DC-4s. Pan Am, Panagra, Avianca (Colombia), USAF, USN and others used them specially in high altitude airports around Central and South America.
GaAubie
Ken Hardy 0
I worked at Hayes in the early 60's while going to UAB and your right, they were 1830's now that I think about it. I learned a lot about aircraft at hayes that helped me when I went to work at Lockheed in the mid 60's
southjersey1953
Steve Girault 0
what is it about people that think they need to add unrelated (and bad) music to these videos? I would much rather listen to the sweet song of the DC-3

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