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N60154 — - It is rather obvious that the port engine of "What's Up Doc?," a Douglas C-47B Dakota (N60154, originally USAAF 44-76423), had started throwing a small amount of oil -- which explains the unplanned mx work taking place in a remote section of the airport.br /** This 78 year old C-47 (the military variant of a Douglas DC-3) has seen service with the air forces of several nations. Originally delivered in 1944 by Douglas to the USAAF (44-76423); it later went to the RAF and from there it went on to fly in the Belgian, French, and Israeli Air Forces. It was acquired by the Palm Springs Air Museum in the earliest years of this century.
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It is rather obvious that the port engine of "What's Up Doc?," a Douglas C-47B Dakota (N60154, originally USAAF 44-76423), had started throwing a small amount of oil -- which explains the unplanned mx work taking place in a remote section of the airport.
** This 78 year old C-47 (the military variant of a Douglas DC-3) has seen service with the air forces of several nations. Originally delivered in 1944 by Douglas to the USAAF (44-76423); it later went to the RAF and from there it went on to fly in the Belgian, French, and Israeli Air Forces. It was acquired by the Palm Springs Air Museum in the earliest years of this century.

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Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Seventy-eight years! I wonder how many air miles this old bird has under its wings?
Todd DeRoo
Great shot. What airport, Palm Springs?
Gavin Hughes
Super pic of a grand old bird. Given the age, it's a fine tribute to those who keep them flying for everyone to appreciate them. It can't be an easy task to ensure their integrity, but I'll bet it's a labor of love.
Dwight Hartje
It is so good to see these C-47 being preserved for future generations to enjoy and see living aviation history! Nice capture of her, Gary!
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Todd >> Ooops! Sorry about the failure to ID it. It's Reno Stead (RTS). I'll be back out there next week for the race training classes.
Todd, Gav, and Dwight >> TYVM, guys.
Caught Air Force Two visiting Reno today. Not very many folks turned out and of the ones that did, a number of them were made to move along just before it arrived (AND a few were set up at the wrong end - it landed on 16R and they were at 34L). I was able to be about a football field length (90-100 yards) away and it cruised right by me over the perimeter fence and the 16R keys on super short final so I clicked 33 primo shots.
Darryl Sarno
Great catch Gary!
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
24-Feb-2024 UnknownPalm Springs Intl ()Palm Springs Intl () 01:46PM PST 02:10PM PST 0:23
24-Feb-2024 UnknownPalm Springs Intl ()Palm Springs Intl () 11:46AM PST 12:06PM PST 0:19
24-Feb-2024 UnknownPalm Springs Intl ()Palm Springs Intl () 10:17AM PST 10:36AM PST 0:19
17-Feb-2024 UnknownPalm Springs Intl ()Palm Springs Intl () 10:59AM PST 11:21AM PST 0:21
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