Tour Details

4. DC-3 Hops Tour (DC3/C47) (Level 1-Easy-6A)
Description: DC-3 hops around Alaska. This tour was originally created on Alaska Adventures back in 2011, updated 2015 and again in 2017 for all to enjoy flying a historical piston aircraft in the wilds and ruggedness of Alaskan scenery. DC-3 was a great aircraft in the 1960's and 70's. The truth is that a "real" working DC-3 is a "man's" airplane — incredibly grungy inside and out; dripping black stuff; reeking of Mil-5606 hydraulic fluid, engine oil and 100LL (Avgas -aviation gasoline). DC-3s are unwieldy on the ground and demand considerable muscle taxiing in a wind. Stable in smooth air, they rarely feature autopilots, so you don't lounge there, occasionally caressing the trim, lightly pressing a button or adjusting the bug on a dial. Tour Flight Leg Rating Conditions: Level 1/Easy. “6A0”: 6=Max landing rate is -600fpm. A-Autopilot and GPS use permitted. (There are no Stop-overs on any of these legs). Tour Download for this trip is available in the Tour downloads section. This tour download contains the all the tour details, flight plans, sky vector map links as well as the award for completion. There are eight legs to this tour utilizing DC-3/C-47 aircraft. (Closes Jan 15, 2018)
4. DC-3 Hops Tour (DC3/C47) (Level 1-Easy-6A)

Tour Destinations

Leg: Departure: Arrival: Flight: Aircraft: Distance:
1Lake Hood Strip (Z41)Kodiak Municipal Airport (KDK)AKA048-TDC3248 nm
2Kodiak Municipal Airport (KDK)King Salmon Airport (PAKN)AKA049-TDC3167 nm
3King Salmon Airport (PAKN)Platinum Airport (PAPM)AKA050-TDC3187 nm
4Platinum Airport (PAPM)Bethel Airport (PABE)AKA051-TDC3122 nm
5Bethel Airport (PABE)St. Michael Airport (SMK)AKA052-TDC3188 nm
6St. Michael Airport (SMK)Nome Airport (PAOM)AKA053-TDC3123 nm
7Nome Airport (PAOM)Buckland (PABL)AKA054-TDC3161 nm
8Buckland (PABL)Ambler Airport (PAFM)AKA055-TDC3119 nm
Total Distance Of Tour: 1315 nm

Pilot Progress

1Norm  Richards - AKA995
2Steven  Almendinger - AKA1261
3Victor  Martinez - AKA1019
4Martin  Janman - AKA1256
5Daniel  Shuron - AKA461
6Ruberto  Stutzer - AKA597
7Tony  West - AKA490         
8Kenneth  Sweeney - AKA1263
9Tom   Burrill - AKA1146         
10James L  Smith - AKA1288
11Reiner  Test - AKA1384
12Steve  McCoy - AKA1510
13Franco  Ciech - AKA1638
14John   Croxford - AKA1542
15Carlos  Silveira - AKA1621
16Alan  Platt - AKA1663
17Simon  Dix - AKA1595
18Eddie  Baker - AKA100        
19Charles  Prowse - AKA1631
20Raouf  Rizk - AKA1592
21Walter  Houston - AKA1248         
22Simon  Doyle - AKA1457        
23Davide  Taliani - AKA1405
24Kevyn  Kersen - AKA1636