This Video is of Giulia 'brazenly' sneaking into the cockpit......LOL.....the sound is deafening.....and oh so Cool!!!!!!.....
This Video below is of the landing back at the "Aviation Museum"........Great Job GG!!!!!!!
Below is the the youtube video.........Giulia took from her perch in the cockpit..........Those engines are Damn Loud............and Bad Ass!!!!!!!!
The text below is what Giulia wrote...describing her "Lucky Day in History"......Yesterday
and also......... included some of the Awesome pictures she took........Giulia...you do us Aviation Geeks Proud!!!!!!!!!!........
Below is the link to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton…this is where the DC-3 comes from. The plane was here for the Capital Wings and Wheels show at the Aviation Museum in Ottawa. I think I sent you the link for the event, right?
Members had a chance to ride on this DC-3. I chose the last of 3 flights. It seats 10 people and they had 6 seats that were empty! So…since it was the end of the show, the organizers and some volunteers of the Wartime Heritage Museum decided to hop on. Let’s just say that it was a fun flight!
This particular plane was built in 1939 and if you totaled the number of hours it logged, it would equal flying 9 years straight!
Anyway, once the seatbelt sign was turned off, one of the organizers invited me into the flight deck!!! Can you believe it! It is really beautiful and I stood there in awe! The pilots were talking to me but gosh it was hard to hear! I thought of that scene in the Bond movie Quantum of Solace when 007 was in a DC-3 with “Chickee Poo“ (forget her name…sorry, I was just paying attention to the plane…and Daniel Craig! Ha ha.) In the movie, they were flying and chatting along and there is NO background noise making things hard to hear. Movie—does not equal—reality!
Anyway, after our ½ hour flight around pretty downtown Ottawa, we landed and I got to hang around with “the guys” and listen to their stories! I loved that part! These men have so many interesting memories and they are proud to tell them.
I am still on cloud 9! I got to experience a piece of history…I am very thankful for that opportunity. I have wonderful pictures, video, and friendships to remind me.
The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is having an Airshow this Saturday. I wish it wasn’t over 6 hours away for me! Darn.
Enjoy the pics and videos………..know that you were in my heart the whole time and I kept saying to myself—“Imagine if Jules was here!!!!”
Bye Bye Giulia........GREAT JOB!!!!!!