The News Tribune: DC-3 nearly ready to fly again

Eric Thun (left) and Dan Merritt in front of the DC-3 they restored over three years. (Photo courtesy Lui Kit Wong, The News Tribune)

Subscribers to the Tacoma, Washington-based The News Tribune enjoyed a feature on a DC-3 restored at Pierce County’s Thun Field.

From the story:

“Its classic tail-dragger lines – cockpit and wings higher in the air than the tail that rests on a single tire – evoke another era. Two 1,200-horsepower engines power the three-bladed props that almost seem to touch the fuselage. Cloth covers the flaps and the rudder.”

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