The DC-3 aircraft: A true hero
The Douglas DC-3 played a major role in aviation history. Troops and vital equipment were transported during World War 2 to set Europe free. Food & medicine were thrown out of her doors to feed and cure the hungry and ill.
The DC-3 (C47) aircraft is one of the most beloved vintage airplanes in the world. Still as to this date there are approximately 250 DC-3 flying passengers and cargo throughout the world.
Our salvaged DC-3 cockpit
This specific DC-3, the F-BAIF was built in Oklahoma USA in 1944. During her life she was used by the United States Air Force, the French Air Force and Air France. Her active flying life ended in 1978.
In 2010, while on her way to be part of a theatre production, the F-BAIF was seriously damaged during transport. In 2013 MPS bought the cockpit and converted the F-BAIF into a fixed base DC-3 flight simulator. This flight simulator received a FSTD II certificate and remains the only DC-3 flight simulator in the world.
For the complete story we recommend that you read ‘Broken Dreams’ by Suzanne van Leendert and Barry McCabe and see the documentary on DVD. The book and DVD are available at the Dakotasim. If you would like to order them just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your details and phone number.