- Oct 8, 2012
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Pattern work at Chino today:
This reminded me of standing on the ramp in Bridgeport, CT near a private DC-3 that was about to depart sometime in the 80s. It had a modified executive interior. There was a large passenger window just ahead of the wing, and I could clearly see a guy in a rear facing seat. He looked out in interest as #1 began turning blades.One of my ground instructors flew Connies early in his career. He told us the starting procedures were a bit picky. Too much fuel and it all burns off out the exhaust like a dragon, scaring the heck outta the passengers. Or too little fuel and it back fires like a howitzer scaring the heck outta the passengers...
Interesting video, real like the demo they did of shutting down 3 engines and showing the airplane can still cruise with only one engine.Here's a favorite video of mine. Arthur Godfrey, a mid 20th century entertainer and pilot, provides a 1953 narrated PIC flight in an Eastern L-1049.