DC-3 Flying Adventure
Fly a legendary airliner over Miami. The Douglas DC-3
is the plane that made air travel popular. This isn't just a ride.
It's a chance for you to take off, fly and land a piece of aviation
history. You'll be the one in the pilot's seat.
This incredible "left seat" adventure takes off from Opa-Locka
Executive Airport, Miami's oldest airport. Conveniently located
just seven miles north of Miami International Airport, Opa-Locka
Airport (OPF) boasts one of the longest general aviation runways
in the country. No special flight experience is needed. All you
need is a pilot's license, a love of the DC-3 and a desire to
learn what it's like to fly one*.
|*Non-pilots may be able to fly if certain conditions
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Each introductory flight experience begins with a short briefing.
Your flight instructor will cover starting, taxi, takeoffs, landings,
checklists, and emergency procedures. Before you know it, you'll
be ready to taxi an incredibly large multi-engine tailwheel airplane.
large is large? The DC-3's wingspan is almost 100 ft. The plane
can carry over 820 gallons of fuel and each engine oil tank holds
almost 30 gallons of oil. On takeoff, she can produce over 2400
Horsepower. The big girl is capable of carrying almost 5000 pounds
of anything that will fit through the door and yet she needs just
3000 feet of runway. We should warn you. Taking off is not as
easy as it looks. (Don't worry. An FAA-certified instructor will
be sitting in the co-pilot seat to talk you through it.) Once
airborne, where you go and what you do is pretty much up to you.
Practice approaches, take-offs or landings or simply enjoy the
view from a DC-3.
Our Florida DC-3 was incorporated into the military
in 1943 and flew in the D-Day Invasion (Normandy), Operation Market
Garden (Holland) and Operation Varsity (Rhine) before being decommissioned
in 1945. The plane is also known for its TV and movie work. You’ll
fly in the same DC-3 featured in the James Bond movie “Quantum
of Solace” and the movie “Amelia”. Coincidentally, Amelia Earhart
took off on her ill-fated around-the-world flight from the same
airport where you’ll receive your introductory DC-3 flight training.
You will fly with an FAA-certified DC-3 pilot and instructor.
(He’s also type-rated in the DC-4, DC-6 and DC-7.) Choose to complete
an introductory one-hour flight or extend your flight time and
fly to Marathon for lunch.
Complete Pilot-In-Command and Second-In-Command training is available.
If you’re a pilot interested in getting your PIC/SIC Type Rating
in a DC-3, contact Incredible Adventures for detailed pricing.
Opa-Locka Executive Airport is 10 minutes from Sun
Life Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins and Florida Marlins.
It’s roughly a 20 minute drive from Miami International Airport
and 30 minutes from Miami Beach. The longest of the three asphalt
runways is 8002 feet long.
If you're a DC-3 fan, you'll love our introductory flight program,
which includes a pre-flight briefing, about an hour of flying
and lots of time for photos. If you're a DC-3 fanatic, you'll
want our deluxe program, which includes twice the flying time
and a stop at a nearby airport for lunch. (Can't you just picture
the looks you'll get when you land a DC-3 outside a restaurant
and walk inside for a bite to eat?) Pricing starts at $2450.
For complete package details and pricing, call 800-644-7382
A Plane By Any
World War II veterans and historians will remember the
DC-3 as the C-47 "Skytrain". The military version of this
incredible aircraft was used by Allied Forces to transport
troops and supplies around the world. The plane nicknamed
"the Gooney Bird" quickly earned a reputation as a reliable
workhorse, capable of flying anywhere in any weather. The
US Navy referred to the plane as the R4D and the British
called her the Dakota. Still others called her the Skytrooper.
By any name, she's an incredible plane.
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