Historic DC-3's Inaugural Flight

The recent inaugural flight of Historic Flight Foundation's Douglas DC-3 vintage airliner from Paine Field.

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The Historic Flight Foundation's restored DC-3 takes off from Bellingham, Washington, on its first day of flying in quite some time. (Photo credit: Lyle Jansma)AeroCapture Images - Lyle Jansma
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The HFF's DC-3 flying "The Hump" during World War II.
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The DC-3 overhead on its maiden flight since undergoing a meticulous restoration. (Photo credit: Liz Matzelle)
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The inaugural flight of the Historic Flight Foundation's DC-3 went off without a hitch. (Photo credit: Liz Matzelle)
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The cockpit view of the HFF's restored DC-3. (Photo credit: James Polivka)James Polivka
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The interior of the HFF's restored DC-3 pays homage to its heritage as a Pan Am airliner and corporate transport. (Photo credit: James Polivka)James Polivka
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The recreated interior gives an idea of what it might have been like to fly aboard the DC-3 as an executive in the 1950s. (Photo credit: Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren)Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren
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The HFF's DC-3 reflected on the rain-soaked ramp after its return to the air. (Photo credit: James Polivka)James Polivka
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Pilot Michael Kopp preflights the DC-3 before its return to the skies on Saturday, March 2, 2013. (Photo credit: Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren)Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren / Historic
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HFF pilot John Sessions in the DC-3's left seat. (Photo credit: Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren)Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren / Historic
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Invited guests on the DC-3 flight enjoy the view from above of Washington State. (Photo credit: Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren)Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren / Historic
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Passengers celebrate the milestone flight with champagne. (Photo credit: Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren)Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren / Historic
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The restored DC-3 features a historically correct Pan Am paint scheme. (Photo credit: Sealand Aviation)