Airbase Arizona - Commemorative Air Force

C-47 Skytrain

Old Number 30

Wartime Mission: Serving with the 11th Troop Carrier Squadron, this aircraft flew highly classified missions transporting spies and supplies and rescuing wounded and refugees. This actual aircraft’s missions were lost to history for 70 years until now. CAF Airbase Arizona has embarked on an ambitious fundraising program to restore “Old Number 30” to its authentic interior and exterior.

Post-War

The C-47 is a modified version of the Douglas DC-3 passenger airliner and was used as a corporate plane after WWII. She was then purchased by the “Wings of Flight Foundation” before arriving at Arizona CAF Museum.

Flight details

Number of Passengers: 12
Price: $195
Accessibility: Must be able to climb steps into the fuselage.
Ear Protection: Earplugs (provided or bring your own)
Flight Intensity: Low (typically less than a commercial airliner)

Douglas C-47 “Old Number 30”
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General Characteristics
Type: Cargo/Transport
Manufacturer: Douglas
Maiden Flight: 23 December 1941
Introduced: 1942
Theater of War: World War II through Vietnam
Number Produced: Over 10,000 of 30+ variants
Status: Few remaining in operation today by various countries. The rest are private/civilian-owned.

Dimensions
Crew: 3
Wingspan: 95 ft 6 in
Length: 63 ft 9 in
Height: 17 ft 0 in
Empty Weight: 18,135 lbs
Max Takeoff Weight: 31,000 lbs

Performance:
Power Plant: (2) Pratt & Whitney R-1830-94ML Twin Wasp 14-cylinder radials
Horsepower: 1,350 hp (each)
Maximum Speed: 195 knots (225 mph)
Service Ceiling: 26,400 ft
Rate of Climb: 1,052 ft/min
Range: 1,391 nm (1,600 mi)
Cargo/Passengers: 28 Troops

Flights on this plane

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C-47 Skytrain - Seating Chart

  • Passengers must be 5 years of age or older. Passengers under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Minors who fly (age 5-17) must have their guardian complete a Minor Hold Harmless agreement and the guardian(s) must be present on the day of flight.
  • For safety reasons, all passengers must wear close-toed shoes. No Sandals or flip-flops will be allowed.
  • Flights may be cancelled due to weather, mechanical, or crew availability
  • There is a minimum of 6 passengers required to fly this aircraft. If the minimum is not met 24 hours prior to the flight time, the flight will be cancelled
  • All flights take-off from and land at the same airport.
  • For your safety and ours, Passengers must be able to enter and exit the aircraft without assistance. Passengers that cannot board without assistance will not be flown. Passengers may be required to demonstrate that they can board and exit the aircraft prior to boarding.
  • Ear plugs (provided or bring your own).
  • Flight intensity is Low (typically less than commercial airliner).