On Friday I had the pleasure of joining the crew of the Flagship Detroit on an hour-long flight around Chicago. We departed O’Hare Airport to the west and flew south and east before turning up the shore of Lake Michigan and joining the pattern for an approach and landing on O’Hare’s runway 28C.
Start Me Up
In this video, Captain Zane Lemon starts the Detroit’s left engine. Be sure to turn up the volume.
On the FlightDeck
This video is footage from a GoPro camera I installed on the flight deck. You can really see how much work it is to fly the DC-3.
Landing a Tail-dragger
Returning to O’Hare, we landed on Runway 28C.
I’ll have a full article about the Flagship Detroit on Airchive soon.