DC-3, A Real Man's Airplane

One woman's look back at how the Douglas has lived to fly for 75 years.

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DC-3 Flagship DetroitBonnie Kratz
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Martha often flew her Cub to Ohio's Middletown Regional (MWO) to give DC-3 checkrides.
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C-53D Skytrooper
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The "macho" DC-3 cockpit wasn't enough to deter a determined woman.
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Duggy
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Martha during her type rating checkride with the iconic Hector Villamar at Miami's Opa-locka Airport (OPF) in 1984.