Here's a good story for you Harry. The last DC 3 I flew on was owned by PBA (Boston Providence Airlines) that operated all the Cape to Boston flights out of Hyannis MA. I flew on it twice as it was kind of unusual for them to use it. Most of the shuttle flights were 8 passenger turbo props. I do remember the first time I flew it though...you boarded from the back door and the hike up to the front seats was like climbing a hill. No cockpit for the pilots either as I sat in the seats right behind them and talked to them for the short 20 to 30 minute flight to Boston. It wasn't fast but it felt like the most solid stable plane I'd ever been in. This was in the late 70's and into the mid 80's. It was a real letdown to get off that plane In Boston and get on a big commercial jet to fly wherever I was going. The only other DC 3 I ever flew on was a commercial flight from NY to Shannon Ireland when the Army decided to transfer my father to Germany. I was two then and don't remember a damn thing about that flight other than the few pictures my mother took. PBA is long out of business now so I have no idea if that old DC 3 is still flying somewhere. I like to think it is, about as much as I would like to relive those years on the Cape when I was young and single.