(Register or Login)
  54 Votes (4.62 Average) and 8,395 Views  

/images/icons/csMagGlass.png medium / large / full

Douglas DC-3 (N47HL)

Submitted

Commemorative Air Force DC-3 at Basler Aviation Oshkosh

Comments

Please log in or register to post a comment.

chalet
With due respect to the Basler people but I sincerely hope that they are not going to modify this beauty with PT6s
Christian GUILLARD
Le DC 3 a la cote ces temps-ci...
Steve Cook
It's not a DC-3. If it has military markings, it's a C-47.
Steve Cravener
Sorry Steve, the markings do not make it a C-47. But, it was built as a C-47, I dont't really feel like checking my database, but I am willing to say that this was converted to a DC-3C after the war.
Claude Ugo
Tres beau profil
Gary Thorne
That's the Bluebonnet Belle out of Burnet, Tx. She was built as. C47 in Oklahoma City in 1944. The Belle is maintained and flown by the Highland Lakes CAF squadron. We lost an engine during the Oshkosh airshow and spent the winter at Basler while we located an engine. The Basler folks provided some incredible support for us during this time
cliff731
Adding to Gary Thorne's excellent information... this C-47B was procured with USAAF s/n 43-49942, and was Douglas c/n 27203. It originally went to Great Britain's RAF as a Dakota IV and was later transferred to Canada's RCAF in 1946 according to Joe Baugher's published information.

More info is found here on the Highland Lakes Squadron's website...

http://www.highlandlakessquadron.com/aircraft/c47

I was fortunate to have captured photos of "Bluebonnet Belle" at the Barksdale AFB airshow some years ago.
dbonorden
Piling on Gary's comment about the outstanding support from Basler in our time of need! With Basler's support, Belle flew home to Burnet in May 2016 and was a star of the CAF's Wings Over Dallas show last Oct (2016).

Most recently, she carried over 24,000 lbs of relief supplies to Hurricane Harvey victims in Beaumont and Orange, TX.

https://www.facebook.com/david.oliver.54966/videos/10102888759944087/
https://youtu.be/KRz6fzcIc_8
https://youtu.be/ZSUfGzfVLmg
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_4XjbQWwYgkSXpSZnNRcUNxenc
http://kxan.com/2017/09/04/world-war-ii-aircraft-on-a-new-mission-offering-relief-after-harvey/
https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheHighlandLakesSquadron/photos/?ref=page_internal


Incredible machine and the members of the Highland Lakes Sq of the CAF are proud to be her caretaker!
ACTIVITY LOG
Want a full history search for N47HL dating back to 1998? Buy now. Get it within one hour.
Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
No History Data (searched last 14 days)
Registered users (registering is free and easy!) view 4 months history. Join