C-47 Dakota 80 year birthday
On December 16th, the DC-3 / C-47 Dakota turned 80 years old. The Pacific Dakota Restorations C-47 had an engine ground run performed along with a BBQ for the engineers and volunteers who have been putting a great deal of work into the restoration. We feature this project restoration each edition and were lucky enough to join the team for the event.
The flame in the top image is the engine running hot and rich. These are not the engines destined to be used for flight as they’re beyond their allowed running hours. For more info on the project, catch our coverage in edition three and visit their site at pacificdakotarestorations.com