The TF3 students were treated to an informative and fun Saturday afternoon as they were invited to see a great piece of aviation history, the famous Douglas DC-3 airliner!
A mentor was able to arrange and secure a great opportunity with a company known as Aerometal International LLC, which specializes in restoring aging and historical aircraft, allowing the students to see and learn about these revolutionary planes.
The afternoon's festivities consisted of a couple of lectures about the history of the DC-3, comparing it to the RV12, and some demonstrations on the inner workings of the propeller, engine, and how to activate the landing gear. Students were also allowed inside the aircraft and given a brief overview of the cockpit controls and features. They even got an up close and personal look at the engine and propeller. And as a nice closing, they even got a chance to fly the planes...
...on a simulator!
Everyone had an amazing time, and TF3 would like to thank Aerometal International for taking the time to showcase their DC-3s. A big shout-out and thanks to Victoria, Ken, Ron, and Bud for being such charismatic and knowledgeable speakers! We were so pleased with your presentations and blown away by all you did!
Visit Aerometal International's website and see what they're all about. Be sure to check out their blogs and get the latest on their current restoration projects: