A couple of years ago a buddy of mine asked me to fly right seat with him in another friend of our's DC-3. We were taking it to the National Agricultural Aviation Association convention in Vegas. I couldn't miss the chance to fly one of these so the wife and I climbed on board.
Me (left), my buddy Pete (center), and one of Pete's huge cotton farmers, Wayne (right). Pete is a DC-3 rated pilot and was a DC-3 Check Airman for a large Part 135 company flying the DC-3 and the Beech 18's. We have a mutual friend who owns this DC-3 and Pete had traded him some instruction for his Type in exchange for letting us use the aircraft. Beautiful airplane, it is a 1942 model with a new 1940's vintage Art Noveau interior. The whole aircraft was totally rebuilt in Oshkosh. This same guy has two Beavers, a King Air, Lear, Bell Jetranger, Hughes 500 and a Navajo. Hehe, some guys got all the luck.