DC3, C47, Dakota, R4D, Gooney Bird, DAK, DST, C-53, C-117, C-49
The DC-3 Dakota Association is the oldest (established in 1994 as the DC-3/Dakota Historical Society) and most trusted source for accurate information on the DC3, C47, Dakota Airplane, Super DC-3, Soviet Li-2, Japanese L2 D3, and all the variants made by the Douglas Aircraft Company. Its lasting impact on the airline industry, airplane travel, and the C-47 Skytrain’s use in World War Two makes it one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made. Whether you are a researcher, educator, pilot, or history buff, the DC-3 Dakota Association will serve as your trustworthy resource center specializing in the history of aviation as it relates to ”the plane that changed the world.”
A visit here will give you three perspectives on the Douglas DC-3, one of the most important aircraft in all aviation history. You will discover the men who managed the Douglas Aircraft Company. The second is the overall history of the DC-3 Dakota and its variants. The third will be the individual histories of many of the aircraft. If you would like to see a particular topic covered just Contact us. Many of the pages are set up as a blog so you may share your insights and questions. If you’d like to contribute please see the copyright notice. If you have a correction please contact me with the source of your correction. Enjoy your surfing, and thank you for visiting. Henry M. Holden, Aviation Historian, and Author.