Classic Cockpits - Flying the Legendary DC-3. What's it like to fly in the cockpit of the legendary DC-3 airliner, a propeller-driven aircraft whose speed and range revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s? Filmed in high definition with multiple on-board cameras, intercom sound and breathtaking air-to-air photography, this thrilling program puts you in the cockpit of a 1942-built C-47 during World War II - for a thrilling pilot's eye view of a training flight and an excursion flight!
You'll join the pilots on a pre-flight walk around, explore the cockpit to learn all the flight instruments (the DC-3 pioneered instrument flying), work through the checklists, start the big Pratt & Whitney R-1830 radial engines, taxi out and take off, listen in to the cockpit conversation and learn valuable handling tips, practice a touch-and-go landing, then bring the aircraft in for landing. Your tour concludes as the co-pilot flies the return leg of the excursion flight. This is one of the best known, most-loved airliners at its finest!
Run time is about 60 minutes. Widescreen in color. Format is NTSC DVD.