Special DC3 Airplane Visits Tulsa

Friday, November 17th 2006, 10:58 am
By: News On 6

It's difficult to fit a plane with a 95-foot wing span through a 75-foot gate, but the pilot of an old DC3 did it Friday at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum.

The plane is in town to celebrate the centennial. Tulsa is one of its 18 scheduled stops throughout Oklahoma.

The 61-year-old plane's pilot talked about Friday's maneuvering. Tom Solinski: "It's a matter of swinging the tail of putting the tail in one place, swinging the tail around, it's a, a walk through it in a narrow hangar, a lot of pilots do it, we're just not used to doing it with a 27,000 pound airplane.”

The DC3's next stop, Oklahoma City for the Mike Moroney Aeronautical Center's 60th Anniversary, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.