DC-3 People Reunion At AirVenture

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The DC-3 has touched the lives of millions in its 75-year history and those drawn to the celebration of the venerable airliner and military transport at AirVenture Oshkosh this year have a way to renew old ties. Organizers of The Last Time, a mass arrival of 40 aircraft planned for AirVenture, have set up an online searchable database (click on the red Reunion tab on the web site) where anyone who has had any connection at all to the DC-3 can register and allow themselves to be found by likeminded souls they may have lost contact with over the years. Organizers says the arrival and the subsequent week of festivities at Oshkosh are as much a celebration of the people associated with the DC-3 as the aircraft itself. A special DC-3 evening renion will be held Thursday evening at Theater in the woods located on EAA grounds. Registering will be especially useful for those attending AirVenture this year.

Registrants are asked if they'll be attending the big show and to include the number of the cellphone they'll be carrying at Oshkosh. Those who visit the database can search for old friends and if they happen to be at AirVenture at the same time, they can contact one another. Organizers say registration is open to anyone who has had any affiliation with the aircraft, whether they were pilots, cabin crew, ground workers or even frequent fliers aboard the planes.