R/C Models Bring back Full Scale Memories
GWS C 47
I flew my GWS C-47 at Warbirds Over Dixie event on 8-15-15. After one flight I was stopped and a fellow pilot was asking the usual questions. The man beside him, his dad, proceeds to tell me the uniqueness of jumping out of a C-47 and due to the location of the horizontal stab the deaths that happened.
He proceeded to tell me he was a paratrooper and jumped out of them and C-119's during Korea. He pointed out some non-scale things on the plane, which I understood and explained stand off scale and choices to make a model fly better.
As he told me more stories, he would stop, get emotional, and tell me he was trying to remember more. He thanked me for flying it today, although it's painted in WWII invasion colors.
I told him it was I who was thankful and that I fly r/c warbirds in their memory and honor.
GWS C-47 Maiden Flight from rcdude07 on Vimeo.