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Victoria Air Douglas C-47D Skytrain (DC-3) RP-C550

Douglas C-47D Skytrain(DC-3) RP-C550. Construction number/msn 25737/14292. First Flight 1944.

Historical operators of this particular aircraft:
United States Air Force (USAF) registration # 43-48476
South Vietnam Air Force # 348476
Philippine Air Force # 348476
Philair (Philippine Aviation Corp) # RP-C550
Victoria Air # RP-C550

17 Dec, 2015. The Douglas C-47/DC-3 Skytrain was born 80 years ago today.

17 Oct, 2009. This last flying DC-3 in the Philippines crashed in Villa Fidela, Brgy. Aldana, Plaza Quezon, Las Piņas, Metro Manila. May all aboard that perished rest in peace.

30 Jan, 2007. Perhaps one of the last 2 flyable DC-3's in the country. When these photos were taken another DC-3 was being refurbished in Manila (see http://www.pbase.com/image/72955573) while another had just been flown out by Cathay Pacific for its anniversary.

16 Mar, 2006. Also see my photo & description of this same aircraft at http://www.airliners.net/photo/Victoria-Air/Douglas-C-47D-Skytrain/1017919/L/&sid=2387e7f4e500f9c8992ff06f3b1852fa

Kids, this is what lolo and lola (Gampa & gramma) used to take. But before you laugh, I feel sorry for those of you who may never get to fly on one. Har, har.
DC-3 about to leave for Manila
DC-3 about to leave for Manila
 Clear!
"Clear!"
Run Forrest*, run!
Run Forrest*, run!
Taxi out . . .
Taxi out . . .
Right rudder . . .
Right rudder . . .
550 cleared for take-off.
"550 cleared for take-off."
Rotation!
Rotation!
No A/C, no problem.  Note open cockpit window.
No A/C, no problem. Note open cockpit window.
Almost . . .
Almost . . .
YESSSS, Airborne!
YESSSS, Airborne!
Off to Manila
Off to Manila