The Oldest Plane you have Flown In?

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  1. Elmas

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    as passenger or pilot?

    From my side, C45, in 1971, as passenger, of course.

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    Douglas DC-4 built in Long Beach CA in 1944. Operated by Nordair enroute to Resolute Bay NWT in October, 1966.

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    C-47 from 1937 in 2009. Picture 002.jpg
     
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    Tigermoth at Duxford. Had the controls for 15 minutes or so.
     
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    Trimotor at Oshkosh as a passenger. Oldest I ever flown, 46' J3
     
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    Beechcraft Staggerwing, late 30's model. I sat up front, but I didn't touch the controls.
     
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    DC-3 airliner at an air show about 10 years ago
     
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    1941 PT-13 Stearman as the passenger/photographer/ballast to shoot another Stearman with a T-6. I took this photo of the PT-13 earlier in the day. The funny thing is that most of the aircraft I have flown in for the last 6 years have been built in the 40s or 50s.
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    de Havilland Beaver. Flew in and out of logging camps in the 70's and 80's. If I recall, 1947 was stamped on the engine of one of them.(might be wrong about the location).

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    Oldest I've been in is the Cavanaugh Flight Museum's Stearman. She was born in 1940 !.

    It was also my most expensive flight on account of I lost overboard a video camera that cost me £300 the day before I flew to the States !! :(

    I've also had two trips B-17 'Fuddy Duddy' (1945) and one in B-25 'Pacific Prowler' (1944)
     

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    I used to skydive (in the 80's) from a DC3 that was built in 1939.
     
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    #14 DerAdlerIstGelandet, Feb 28, 2012
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    The oldest aircraft I have flown in was a T-6 Texan at an airshow. Nothing special though, just straight and level and a few turns. Not sure what year it was built in either.
     
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    I got a ride in Jim Nissens' Jenny a long time ago. I liken it to riding on a motorcycle compared to a car. Wind and noise, fannnntasssstic!
    Oldest at the controls of? Lockheed 10A, 1939 Ryan SCW, not sure the oldest of the two.
     
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    Stearman for me too, pilot and pax.
     
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    #17 oldcrowcv63, Feb 28, 2012
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    Toss up between J-3 Cub (pilot trainee in 1962), T2V (T-33B, a Navy T-33 as a Fam flight, Pax-Crew?), R4D (PAX) or P2V (PAX),

    I really don't know which of these is the oldest as far as date of manufacture. Probaby the R4D: The most interesting of these was the P2V-7S or P-2H a photo of the same aircraft is shown below (taken in 1975) when it was visiting NAS New Orleans., LA. In 1963, the same aircraft suffered a mishap while attached to VP-17 and is shown in the second photo. I caught a 2.4 hour training hop in this aircraft when it was assigned to reserve squadron VP-69 out of NAS Whidbey Island as a joy ride in 1971. They transferred to P-3A shortly around 1975. I had left active duty the previous year.

    In 2003, this same aircraft, apparently used as a privaely owned water bomber, crashed while flying up a cloud obscured California valley, killing the flight crew (No one else aboard). Bureau number: 147961
     

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    Passenger in a (I believe) 1929 New Standard Bi-Plane at Old Rheinbeck Aerodrome in upstate New York. In a word: Awesome!
     
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    T21 Glider, No idea when it was built but probably 1951-3 period. The T21 is the one in front, nicknamed the Barge because of its handling which was less than responsive. It was fitted with a horn to warn people it was landing, totally useless but a lot of fun.
     

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    Air Atlantique Dakota, ex WW2. I was a passenger in it in 1982/3 at the West Malling airshow in Kent
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