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    A single Singapore Air Force jet flying over Eastern Anchorage:

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      I had never seen these cool images of the gigantic Spruce Goose before... perhaps you have not seen them either?

      http://mashable.com/2015/08/21/howard-hughes-plane/
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        Summer has been busy... here are some samples of plane-spotting from balcony at home:



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          Finnair:



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            Scandinavian Airlines:



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              Icelandair:



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                Singapore Airlines:



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                  - and finally, Aeroflot:



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                    A Finnair DC-3 (?) came along on a quite low altitude.

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                    • ombugge
                      ombugge commented
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                      I didn't know that Finnair was still flying DC-3.
                      By the way, here is a 1952 built DC-3 for sale, if there should be any takers: http://www.platinumfighters.com/#!super-dc-3/c1yt

                      One question; How many DC-3s are there still in certified condition?? (The above is supposed to be the last with full Pax cert.)

                      I don't know if all these are flying, but it is an impressive gallery of DC-3s: http://airlinersgallery.smugmug.com/...Douglas%20DC3/

                    • Ralf__
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                      This is the Wikipedia Statement:

                      Perhaps unique among prewar aircraft, the DC-3 is in daily use. There are still small operators with DC-3s in revenue service and as cargo aircraft. The common saying among aviation buffs and pilots is that "the only replacement for a DC-3 is another DC-3". The aircraft's legendary ruggedness is enshrined in the lighthearted description of the DC-3 as "a collection of parts flying in loose formation." Its ability to take off and land on grass or dirt runways makes it popular in developing countries, where runways are not always paved.

                      Current uses of the DC-3 include aerial spraying, freight transport, passenger service, military transport, missionary flying, skydiver shuttling and sightseeing.

                      The very large number of civil and military operators of the DC-3/C-47s and related types, means that a listing of all the airlines, air forces and other current operators is impractical. As of 2012, DC-3 #10 is still used daily for flights in Colombia.Buffalo Airways, based in Canada's Northwest Territories, operates a scheduled DC-3 passenger service between its main base in Yellowknife and Hay River, plus some passenger charter operations, using DC-3s. Some DC-3s are also used by the airline for cargo operations.

                      The oldest surviving DST is N133D, the sixth Douglas Sleeper Transport built in 1936. This aircraft was delivered to American Airlines on July 12, 1936 as NC16005. The aircraft is at Shell Creek Airport, Punta Gorda, Florida, where it is undergoing restoration. The aircraft will be restored back to Douglas Sleeper Transport standards, and full airworthiness.

                      The oldest DC-3 still flying is the original American Airlines Flagship Detroit (c/n 1920, #34 off the Santa Monica production line), which can be seen at airshows around the United States and is owned and operated by the nonprofit Flagship Detroit Foundation.

                      The base price of a new DC-3 in 1936 was around $60–80,000, and by 1960, used examples were available for $75,000.

                      A 1943 DC-3 was installed as a major design element atop architectural renovations at The Roasterie in Kansas City, Missouri.

                      The Basler BT-67 is a conversion of the DC-3/C-47. Basler refurbishes C-47s and DC-3s at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, fitting them with Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67R turboprop engines, lengthening the fuselage by 40 in (100 cm) with a fuselage plug ahead of the wing and strengthening the airframe in selected areas.

                      One of their customers is the German Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar- and Sea-Research, they use two BT-67 (Polar-5/Polar-6) in Polar Rersearch, because the DC-3 is one of the few of this size, which is able and approved to have a combined Ski- and Wheel landing gear.

                    Amazingly,in Costigliole d'Asti, in the middle of the vineyards you can see this monument in the memory of Italian aviators.







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                      Here is a link to a page with awesome images from the ANTONOV 225... well worth a look for those that finds this aircaft even remotely interesting:

                      http://gelio.livejournal.com/193025.html
                      An-225 Mriya (which is referred to Dream from Ukrainian) is the heaviest airlift cargo aircraft ever taken off in the sky. The maximum takeoff weight makes 640 tons. An-225 was designed, due to the necessity to create the air transport system for the Soviet reusable Space Shuttle Buran. This is€
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