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Together We Fly: Voices from the DC-3

Julie Boatman Filucci Jack J. Pelton

188 pages
Aviation Supplies & Acad Inc

Together We Fly: Voices From the DC-3 is the story of an aircraft like none other-a true legend, the icon of an industry and one of the most recognized aircraft in history. Today, over 75 years after her first flight, the DC-3 graces the skies of the 21st century. Crowds still gather to watch a DC-3 land, technicians revel in the sound of her rumbling radial engines, cargo haulers appreciate her ability to stretch to meet impossible demands, and pilots still dream of flying the greatest airplane ever built.

Author Julie Boatman Filucci recounts fascinating stories, introducing the reader to the people that helped make the DC-3 seem larger than life and greater than the sum of its parts. From the DC-3's early development, through its many historic roles, and into the present, Voices is a human journey of visionaries, engineers, pilots, mechanics, hostesses, and passengers alike. It's like a flight through time in what might be considered the grandest of time machines.

Author Bio

Julie Boatman Filucci has devoted her career to the aviation industry. At Jeppesen Sanderson, she contributed to the Guided Flight Discovery pilot training system and flight instructor renewal courses as a technical writer and editor. At the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, she lead the "Catch-A-Cardinal" sweepstakes aircraft restoration project and flew and reported on a wide variety of classic and new aircraft as technical editor for AOPA Pilot magazine. She currently works for Cessna Aircraft Company as the manager of the Cessna Pilot Center flight school affiliate network. She holds a flight instructor certificate and an airline transport pilot certificate with a Douglas DC-3 type rating. Julie is on the board of directors for Dress For Success Wichita, and volunteers for Women in Aviation International. She and her husband live in an airport community outside of Wichita, Kansas, with their canine children.