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Register to win the opportunity to fly a DC3 !

Posted by on March 26, 2008 2 Comments Category : Flight Instructor Blog

I don’t know about you, but I have ALWAYS wanted to fly a DC3. When I meet anyone who has a DC3 type rating, instantly they are an aviation god to me. That is probably the one airplane I haven’t had the chance to fly that I really want to. Maybe because of what it represents to aviation and what a crucial part it played in American history during and after the war.

That is why I was so excited to read my AVwebBiz email this week when they announced that one lucky pilot will get the chance to do just that this year at Sun n’ Fun in Lakeland, Florida on April 8. This opportunity is being graciously provided by Herpa Wings, AVweb and Dan Gryder, the owner of the beautiful bird, N143D.

To enter this sweepstakes, all you have to do is email Avweb an email / short essay (200 or less words) with the subject “Why I Want To Fly The Herpa Wings DC-3.” The email address to send your essay to is fly-the-dc3@avweb.com. All entries have to be in by April 1, 2008.

There are a couple of requirements on this. One is you have to have a pilot’s license and medical. Second, you also have to be present to fly the thing (duh!) at 7:00 AM at Lakeland Florida Airport on April 8, 2008 (during Sun n’ Fun).

Good luck! And just to get you excited I’ve included the video AVweb developed for the promotion of their staff flying the DC3. Maybe it will be good motivation for your writing:

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  1. Karan on Mar 27, 2008

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  2. instructor on Apr 11, 2008

    Thanks Karan. Stop by again soon!

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