It’s MEN’s day on LadiesLoveTailddraggers with severalÂ guys telling us what it is they love about flying taildraggers!
Tony Â ButtacavoliÂ is fromÂ Commerce, MI and flies aÂ Douglas DC-3C/C47D 1945. Here’s Tony’s 8 random things he loves about flying the DC-3/C47D.
Tony says “The DC3 and I go back 25 years, I flew them for love and money the first 10, now its just for love.”
#1Â Her Art Deco lines.
#2 The way she starts up with a snuffle and a clatter wreathed in clouds of white oil smoke.
#3 The way I feel like a true pilot when I fly her.
#4 Sunshine reflecting off those long wings.
#5 The way that crosswinds demand my full attention.
#6 Her history, USAAC, then USAF, then aeronautical research, then the museum.
#7 Â Sharing the cockpit with my 6 year old daughter.
#8 Â The all encompassing bellowing baritone and bass round engine symphony of a full power 48″ takeoff.