Last night, Brighid (Not Brigid) got me to be thinking.
She had this wonderful post about the venerable Douglas DC-3,and doggone it, she kind of got me wanting one.
I mean, don't get me wrong--I love my Cessna 172, but you know, it is a touch small for when I want to carry a few folks or stuff, and it's speed and range are a bit on the limited side. Like most pilots and plane owners, I would like to be able to travel farther and fly faster than I currently can. And everyone says that a twin-engine is the way to go. So I got to be thinking.
And then I found this--The coolest DC-3 website ever. The've got pictures, history, even articles on how to fly a DC-3.
And then I started finding these:
1945 Douglas C-47/DC-3 for sale.
No log books, but the price is nice.
And this one:
1946 Douglas DC-3 for sale.
This one has some (but not all) of it's log books. It's just in Mexico, but it'll be delivered here just as soon as it's paid for. What could go wrong there, right?
If it's not asking too much, would the usual suspects who've talked me out of buying all of the other way-cool-but-totally-impractical aircraft that I've set my sights on whack me with the reality bat one more time, please?