Flying a DC-3 to Greenland, Engine Won’t Start

Flying a DC-3 to Greenland, Engine Won’t Start

– We’ve got 802 gallons of gas, 25 gallons of oil on each side, and this morning, we’re
going to Greenland. (gentle music) (upbeat music) -[Pilot] Landing runway
zero eight for approach. Start nav to runaway, zero eight. Informing TCI international contact we’ve received that information echo. -[Eric] Clearance
delivery, Douglas, November, three, three, six, one, one. We’d like to pick up our IFR clearance
to Narsarsuaq – [Matt] We just fired up, and we were kinda troubleshooting
some sat phone issues. Watching the weather, it was a low IFR in
Narsarsuaq this morning, but forecast to improve. We wanted to see some
improvement before we get going. -[ATC] November three, three,
six, one, one cleared, Narsarsuaq airport by the Goose Bay. Three departure, direct ENZO. Direct coordinates five, seven north, five, five west, direct five-niner north, five-zero west. Direct Sierra India,
direct November Alpha. Speed one-four-five knots. Squawk code seven-two, seven-three. – And now we’ve got about three hours… We’ll have about three hours after takeoff until we get to our equal time
point between here and there where we decide if we’re gonna continue. -[ATC] Three, three,
six, one, one, good day. Just confirm, looking for niner thousand, speed one-four-five, and
are you HF radio equipped? – We are not HF equipped. We do have an HF waiver,
though, we are set com equipped. – There’s no alternate in Greenland, so we get halfway, then we have to decide. Once we’re fired up, we’re
getting our oceanic clearance, and we’ll be underway here shortly. – Flaps are up, flood panel’s
up, flat panel neutral, transponder on and altitude, doors. – Closed. – Brakes?
– Checked. – Altimeters? – Are three zero zero seven. – Three zero zero seven. – Set crosscheck. – Set crosscheck, flight instruments. You showin’ about a three
zero zero, right now? -[Rob] Uh, about two nine nine. – Two nine nine, set. -[Rob] Checked. – Flight controls. – Free and correct. – Taxi checklist complete. – We’ve got two mechanics and six pilots. We’re just kinda rotating
through everybody. It’s gonna be a long flight. No autopilot, about six
hours over open ocean. -[Eric] Cleared for takeoff
zero-eight from Delta, Douglas 611, departure airborne
one-one-nine decimal five. Good day. Pitot heat’s on, enunciator
is checked, flaps are up. We’re to the line, clear right. – All right. – Exterior lights are
on, com flaps are trail. Fuel boost pumps are on,
we are to the tail wheel. Before takeoff check is complete. All right, here we go – Ready to go. (plane engine revs) Looks good. (engine revs) 60 knots. Power set. V one, rotate. Positive rate, gear up.
– Gear up. -[Eric ] Goose departure Douglas three-three-six-one-one, off runaway zero-eight, 500 climbing. – [ATC] Douglas three-three-six-one-one
radar identified, one east through 400 feet. Continue to climb to niner thousand while under controlled airspace. At your discretion, you’re
clear direct to ENZO. – direct ENZO, cleared to climb
niner thousand, Douglas six-one-one. -[ATC] Douglas
three-three-six-one-one be advised the MSA over the icecap
today is one-zero-thousand. – Douglas six-one-one thank you. (engine roaring) – [Rob] I’ll take the airplane. – You have the aircraft, going for 2500. – 2500. – Alcohol pumps are on the props. – Rog (music intensifies) – Light mixed right now it looks like. – Not liking that shake. – What is that vibration. – I’m guessing it’s ice on the prop. That’s why I turned the alcohol on. – Now that I feel it, it’s
still not dissipating. – Okay so we know we
have a different problem. We’ve got um a frozen trimwheel. – Ah that’s gonna be a little difficult. – Yeah. – We got some oil streak
on my side here too. – Do you? Is it coming from
that, you know that little drain below the vent
below the filler cup. – Uh no? No – So uh? Cowl flaps. – All right so we got about
six different things right now that are all kinda adding up. – Yep. – So I’m gonna recommend we
start level off the cruise and start solving them one at a time. – Kay. – So we must have more
ice than we realize. – Is it trim or is it in the airplane? – Not sure. That’s frozen. – Okay. – Wonder if we got a bunch
of water in the um trim. – Anything yet? – Nothing. – It’s just running hard? – Nothing, try it. – There it is. It broke loose. Try it, I don’t wanna mess
with it while you’re flying. – Yeah. – Probably just a piece
of ice that had turn buckled or something. – But that shakes getting worse though. – [Casey] How’s it going? – It’s going okay. – So right after take off
we’ve got this little vibration I don’t know if you could feel it. – Little bit. – The more we focus on it,
the more severe it seems. It kinda seems to come and go a little bit. Um we’re almost wondering if. At first we started
thinking it was probably it was ice on the prop
so I ran the prop alcohol for a little bit. No change at all and now we’re kinda debating if
whether it’s engine or maybe some ice on it you
know in a flight control some place. And now it’s funny as
we sit here and we talk and we focus on something
else, it goes away. – Yeah – As soon as I started– – I can feel it kinda come and go. – Feel that? – Yeah, everything looks
good instrument wise? – Yeah. – CHTs are matched. – I mean we need a bunch
of com flaps or anything? – I mean let’s close them see if that… – In trail. Gone. – It was the cowl flaps. (upbeat music) – [Eric] Dude we’re going to Greenland. In a DC3. How cool is that? – It’s amazing! – It’s flipping awesome! – [Rob] The uh the good news is. We’ve got an updated TAF We were able to get it
through Matt’s uh device. – [Matt] So I was just saying uh that
will be the last METAR that we get before the equal time point
that we’re coming up on here in 20 minuets. – [ATC] November three three
six one one Gander radio position report is received – Douglas six one one thank you. And that is an international
oceanic position report. – Nice!
– We’re on our way now. – Just a question for me to ask
Rob, how big is the lav tank (laughs) – We keep filling it up we
gotta unload it at some point. – Yeah. – I’ll just ask, are you flushing? (music stops) Not every time?
Okay. (music continues) – No. – We shouldn’t need to. – Just pee in it – Just a bunch of dudes peeing in it – Yeah. – [Matt] But the difference here is
that we got two engines so we have a problem that’s
gonna put us in the water. – And we have coffee. – And we have coffee. And a hundred pounds of snacks
to throw into the life raft. – I think we’ve done about 90. – Okay, I think it might
be lower than that. – Oh? – Yeah we’re out of sour
cream and onion pringles. -[Rob] How’s it flying? – [Kyle] Beaut as always. – [Rob] – [Eric] Awesome having an autopilot this good. (laughs) – I bet you the autopilot’s not
gonna work quite as well for me I got a sneaking suspicion. Guthmiller just taught me something new – Oh yeah? – Yeah he’s coming in pretty handy. – Yeah you know. -[Chris] How far out do they have radar coverage for us? Or are we out of it now? – We’ve been long out of radar coverage. – Got it. – Radar service was
terminated about 10 minuets after we got off the ground. – Yeah we’re out here over the
ocean, they don’t have radar so uh actually we’re getting
kind of close with ADSB and now Canada has
some satellite stuff so maybe in the future but for
now it’s just position reports so we report roughly about every hour over each fix. -[Eric] Gander
radio, Gander radio Douglas November three three
six one one on one two zero decimal five five position. (airplane engine roaring) – Gander radio Gander
radio Douglas November three three six one one position
one two seven decimal niner. – I’d give them just a minute. It’s possible there’s someone
else on another frequency. – Sure. – And they’ll get back to you in a second. Did they say anything about
either of those frequencies or did they say try both? – They said hey try on
this one, try on that one. – Okay. They didn’t said try this one,
this ones a little closer? – No they didn’t, they just
said try us on this one first. If not, try us on this one. – Okay, you know the other easy
thing is you could broadcast in the blind, there might be
someone else monitoring this uh on the HF. – Any station any station
Douglas November three three six one one one two three
four five looking to do a relay through Gander. -[United 4] United four, go ahead. – Yes we are trying to
get a relay for a position through Gander if you
could find a relay for us? -[United 4] Yes sir,
stand by let me grab a piece of paper here. What’s your number again?
November what? – November three three six one one. -[United 4] Okay go ahead. – Position five seven north
five five west at one seven two zero, flight level nine zero. Estimate five niner north Five zero west one eight four six Sierra India Next. – When was the last time you
had to make a position report over radio? – A long time. Just for practice actually
when I was doing OE on the seven six back in ’06. (laughs) -[United 4] Flight four three
six one one United Four. – Go ahead for United Four. November six one one -[United 4] Gander said
that’s the boundary call Nuke on the VHF 121.3. – That’s boundary 121.3
Douglass six one one thanks guys appreciate the help. -[United 4] Have fun. -[Untied 4] Douglas what’s your type? – DC-3. – Outstanding. – We’re going over to
celebrate the 75th of Normandy. – Oh outstanding
have fun, be safe! – Thanks appreciate it! – [Rob] So we just passed our equal time point you can see that behind us. – So we’re officially passed EGANN? – We are passed EGANN. – When you pass your equal time point you are committed to
land, it does not matter what you see when you get there you must land the airplane there because we don’t have fuel
reserve to go anywhere else. – Right. We have no alternate so
that’s why the weather was so incredibly important and uh you know if you keeping
track of the equal time point and stuff. – For anyone who has
read ‘Fate Is The Hunter’ and if you haven’t read
‘Fate Is The Hunter’ and you’re watching this, you
should probably go get the book and read it. Ernest Gann flew this type
of airplane into Greenland at the very beginning of of
the opening of this route in 1942 and he has three chapters writing about how difficult it is to get here. It is some of the most incredible writing What he writes about is
what we’re seeing right now and what Matt’s about to show
you so I highly recommend ‘Fate Is The Hunter’ um you can
skip right to the chapter of Valhalla and that’s that
he named this place. So it’s an incredible place
and you’re about to see just how difficult it is to get here. (upbeat music) – Oh what’s going on?
Talk to me. – I just started the descent now. We are 20 miles from. Simiutaq – What about the brief? What would you like sir? – So we’re gonna go up the fjord and do a visual for runway two-four so we’ll just kinda hug the. – We’re gonna make a right pattern? – Yeah right traffic around. – Okay. – Stabilize configured
five hundred above down the touch down
zone gonna be 2,000 feet if we get unstable or have to go missed, just straight out we’ll just
go take a slight left and just climb out by the fjord,
come around and do it again. – All right understood. – I got no questions.
Exterior lights are on Hydrolic quantity is checked, hydraulic pressure is checked Nav radio is set, passenger sign is on, approach briefing, I have no questions. That is complete. – Rodger that. – And. – Nuuk Douglass November three
three six one one position Sierra India. – [ATC] All right, still estimatimating
November alpha at time 1948. – Affirmative. – Status copied. Two zero nautical miles out of November alpha. – Two zero miles out of November
alpha Douglas six one one. – I wanna make sure we
get the right fjord here. – So there looks like it’s
one straight ahead here. – Yeah this one. – We’re gonna follow the water it’s gonna go to the
right around the island. – Right. – Never seen anything
like this in my life. – About time you did.
– Look at the iceburgs. – Holy smokes! I’ve been reading about this place since I was 18 years old. This is unbelievable. All kidding aside, we could
turn around tomorrow, go home I’m done. We’ve, you know I gotta fly the airplane now. – Time to fly. – 3,000 for 2500. You know what, let’s turn
these on just in case we need to escape. – Alright. -One less thing to worry about. Alright – Time to slow us down a little bit. – Rog – I set power to 24. – Okay so you get up to
those rocks up there you’re gonna make a
right turn and go around. – Yeah. – Which is the three fjords
Ernie was talking about. – So one two and three. – Douglas November
three three six one one two zero miles inbound for landing. – [ATC] November
three three six one one runway in use two four, two five two zero six magnetic seven knots. Visibility more than one zero kilometers, three thousand eight hundred
feet, temperature is 11 dew point one QNH 1017 hectopascals, transition level 100. – Understand Douglas
six one one, Runway two four -[ATC] November three
three six one one option is Runway zero six wind is two two zero magnetic niner knots. Tailwind niner knots. – Six one one thank you we will
plan on runway two four. -[ATC] Rodger. – I think you’re coming
over that terrain so. – I see two choices. I see tuck it down near
the terrain and just kind of do a right turn. – Right. – I see go over that
ridge over the glacier turn around and just
come down the glacier. – Problem is you’re coming
over the ridge there at a very steep angle. – If we go over the glacier
and sort of feed down across. – Okay.
– You see what I mean? – Yep. – That work you for you? – Yep. – The other choice here
is to set up a nice wide a nice long base descending
through that groove And make the turn for the final. – Can you get it around
the corner and everything? And if you go up the glacier right now you’re gonna have to go above three. Make that turn. – That is pretty damn high. – Uh the airports over here. – Yep. – Where’s the right down wind
that you’re going to? – Uh I think we need more time I’m not sure that’s gonna work. – Look through this gorge up here Spit ya out on the other side. – What I would like to do is get a look at. You know what, let’s just do runway six. Alright. Narsarsuaq Douglas three three
six one one we’re gonna be setting up for
runway zero six at this time. -[ATC] November three
three six one one roger, runway zero six wind is two two zero magnetic niner knots. tailwind alpha niner knots Report turning final. – Six one one. – Let’s go flaps one quarter. – Flaps one quarter. – Gear down. – Gear down. – Landing checklist to
the line, landing gear. – Down latch, handle
neutral, air pressure is up green light, gear’s down. – Down and latched, handle neutral. Pressure’s up, green light, landing. – Down. – Misture’s coming out auto rich. Boost pumps are on, we are to line. – Roger that. – Uh this visual approach slope
does intersect with terrain so we will be above it – Alright -My plan is, this is our down wind I want to turn the base to
parallel that ridge line and then turn final. – Okay. – That work for you? You will not be stabilized by 500 feet you’ll be making the turn below 500 feet. That’s fine though. – Yeah. – 23 hundred feet right now. Flaps three quarters. – 90 knots. And slowing slightly. 22 hundred feet. – Alright starting down. – Roger, you’re still at three quarter flaps 90 knots. – My plan is I’m gonna have
you dump the rest of the flaps once I’m pretty certain
I’ve got the energy equation nailed down. – Okay – Okay coming left -17 hundred feet, 95 knots. Flaps full landing checklist from the line – Flaps full. – Landing checklist from the line. Props are set, flaps are set,
landing checklist complete. Good to call, turning final
15 hundred feet 95 knots. – So we’re gonna have to
appear high and getting push from behind. – Correct. – Two and a half miles out
should be about seven fifty so you’re slightly high, 87 knots. – Narsarsuaq, Douglas three three six one one turning final for runway zero six. -[ATC] November three three
six one one roger, wind two three zero magnetic quantity
went up, tailwind one zero knots no traffic on the runway. – Six one one thank you. All right you’re 200 feet high 95 knots. – Put 23 hundred RPM for me. – Roger that 23 hundred coming up. Aye I got a PAPI that’s awesome. And it says you’re low, interesting, 95 knots. Still 95 knots. 90. 85. 80. (laughs) Best one of the bunch. -[ATC] November three three six one one on ground time zero one one, you
can vacate via taxiway Bravo – All right I can smile now. – Look at them. – I know. – Welcome to Greenland! (upbeat music) – Hey guys we’ve made it to Greenland the weather is awesome we
got a bunch of fuel so we’ll be ready to go in the morning. We’re gonna go grab a bite to eat. Explore a little bit and get up there and do it again tomorrow. We just had an awesome meal,
checked into our hotel. Hotel of Narsarsuaq, it’s
really the only option here but it’s really cool because
it’s this World War Two barracks like everything in here is
basically just left over from World War Two, this is
where the United States came and built their base so
we could get into Europe and, now the old barracks is the hotel the cafeteria is the restaurant the chef stayed late till like
ya know six or seven o’clock When we got here we had this
fantastic like pork potatoes it was great and we were hiking around. It’s just awesome here. So the hotel is literally a
World War Two army barracks. There’s a couple beds,
probably original furniture sink, bathroom is shared
with one other room. If you were here in 1942, this is where you would’ve stayed. – [Eric] (reading checklist) (plane engine starting) We’re having a little trouble getting one of the engines started so they’re trying to figure out why. (dramatic music)


  • gwg5640 says:

    As Max Headroom used to say, "fa, fa, fa, Fascinating"

  • bk3104 says:

    Thanks for a great series of video's about your trip. I took the advice and checked "Fate is The Hunter" out of the library and instead of reading just the chapters about this trip, discovered that the book is so good that I read the entire book.

  • Fattest White Guy ever says:

    That was so cool to hear radio chatter between that United 4 . Prolly a 787 or 777

  • Digger Dawg says:

    Would prefer NO music throughout the video when flying. Just please show it as though WE were there also with you. Radio chatter, engine drone, cockpit talk. Makes for a much better video in my opinion. Many will argue it makes for a more interesting video (sticking music inbetween the silent parts), but this is a classic run, a classic aircraft, and yet has modern boom-boom-thumpy-music through it (12:35 and also 20:29). Spoilt it for me on that matter, but still a very enjoyable video.

    I've had the honour of flying with G-AMPZ a few times (Air Atlantique) about 20 years ago (1944 D-47B Dakota 4). Sadly, she was de-registered yet again, and sold on as DC-XXX with a new paint-job, where in 2003 she crashed in Berlin and was written off. Here's a link to some photos of her looking all the worse for wear after the crash –

    Edit: 8th Sept – Above link now corrected (website would not load for some people)

  • Golden sheep says:

    Stunning video

  • Bobby Shaftoe says:

    I am at a loss to consider the 300'odd folks that gave this video a thumbs-down.
    This is a nice demonstration of all the considerations and thoughts of pilots in an old school bird making an old school Atlantic crossing. The visuals are great.

  • Thomas O'Brien says:

    No HF?????

  • joannafaith888 says:

    Beautiful👍plane! 🏅Thanks for the🇺🇸 cool trip🛩 review!

  • GordonjSmith1 says:

    Greenland is a wonderful country. Lovely people. Your stop on your trip highlights its importance in the Northern Hemisphere. However it would be a mistake to think that it was for sale. The indigenous people who live there, are very happy to do so, and I suspect are supported by indigenous people in the US, Canada, Australia, Brazil, and elsewhere who have had their land 'tractored'. Enjoy and appreciate the hospitality, and remember that it is 'their' land. and somethings are not for sale.

  • Jesse Fitzgerald says:

    The dramatic music is not necessary. I know everybody produces these videos like this now, but its distracting. It's just gotta have music…. The content is really great as is….

  • Wonderfully Beautiful says:

    What was that R2D2 looking thing at 21:20 into the video after your Greenland landing?

  • TheMotodiaries says:

    click bait

  • Gregory Kemi says:

    What an awesome video ! I am thrilled, thank You! (and You've got a shot of R2D2's grandfather too 21:16 haha )

  • Mike Van In says:

    Very nice video. So how were the cowl flaps causing that vibration? On their own, it seems unlikely that you'd feel them.

  • BK007 says:

    This is the coolest DC-3 video I have seen ever.

  • dale maloney says:


  • dale maloney says:

    DONT WORRY, this good ole USA will fly around this big world to save you GOOD BOYS!!

  • Joss Dionne says:

    DC-3, my favorite of all times!

  • Geoffrey dowen says:

    Awesome, sat here in the UK eating dinner and loved every minute. Thank you

  • spikelanch says:

    Well done.

  • John Doe says:

    Downvote for clickbait title

  • alyoopztube says:

    Retired ATC and I really enjoyed the show! I hope there will be a followup getting the engine started and continuing the trip.

  • Randy Raziano says:

    Bad Ass

  • Kenneth Pringle says:

    Awesome landing my brothers….Be safe & God bless

  • flip inheck says:

    Waste of time trying, Trump has stolen Greenland.

  • Andy Wright says:

    Is this an advert for pringles?

  • Steve Beck says:

    Nice vid Matt! I like the music and the way you weave it in and out. Not sure why some disagree, life should have a soundtrack! 🙂 What camera are you using on the windscreen mount? I liked the slow pan shot. Are you using any control over the external cams or just letting them run wild? cheers… Steve

  • Sara Gonzalez says:

    👎 C L I C K B A I T 👎

  • Mike Holt says:

    3rd engine had a problem? I enjoyed this but c'mon!?

  • Craig Willis says:

    Such skill at the landing !! Again one of the best videos I have seen and this is real flying !! Well done !!

  • jbgrooves says:

    The ice is in the fabric of the wings airframe.
    Get up into the sun or down low where its warmer.

  • A Shore says:

    this trend of putting snowflake millenial "i'm special" upbeat music on everything to make the video seem cooler than it is has to stop

  • Dusty Fogg says:

    He said "If you were here in 1842 this is where you would have stayed". EH?!!

  • Nimrod says:

    beautiful livery

  • Debbi Fuller says:

    The coolest thing for me is the airplane's livery! LOVE seeing PAN AM clipper in the skies again! Can't believe no one else commented on THAT! Try using some 1940's music next time. Come Fly With Me etc.

  • tim mayer says:

    Greased the landing. Some of our usaf pilots could pull that off in our C-97 squadron but it depended on a number of items being just right, nice vid.

  • tim mayer says:

    A real nice up grade to the C-47 is the conversion to twin turboprop engines, every thing gets better, but it ain't cheap.

  • Ron Carney says:

    Were they landing on the sea of Tranquillity? What does everyone else do?

  • Jean Burk says:

    DC-3 was the first plane I ever rode in. I took the hop from Vancouver BC to Savory Island for holidays. Scary to see now what I rode in. But magnificent, and so modern for the times, a handful of years after the war… what degree slant did the cabin have on the ground? Did I enter near the front? I remember it as a pretty hard to walk, like a hill. I was a child.

  • millimetreperfect says:

    You would have got there so much faster if you weren’t so draggy……all of those cameras! So pleased you took them. Thanks for a great video.

  • Peza Z says:

    We used to land in Goose Bay in the 1970's, coming from Germany even in Dc- 8 jets .

  • dancefilming com says:

    Just a teeny question… You're flying over Greenland and you are wearing light tops – was it warm in the cockpit??

  • BrianThePilot says:

    *PMDG Global Flight Operations V1000

  • Tony T says:

    Epoch Times is a right wing crack-pot rag. In case anyone was wondering…

  • KenBro says:

    I want to find the pricks and cock suckers that down vote these amazing videos and slick edits -to them I say FUCK YOU go watch something else!!! Or better yet start your own channel to get a flavor of how much work it is…

  • Steve Fox says:

    My father and a bunch of other nuts flew a DC-3 cargo from US to Newf to Greenland to Iceland to Shannon to Heathrow in the 60s. Just for fun.

  • Al Moschella says:

    Nice vid, but had to give a thumbs-down for the false title. Sorry. Keep it honest next time. Nice greased landing!

  • k3n c says:

    Awesome video. My dad flew the C47 for the USAF from 1963 until he retired in 1972, including a year in Viet Nam (for Spooky) and after that he was a trainer for the converted gunship. I got to fly the plane in about 1964-66, everything but takeoff and landing. Now I realize how lucky I was to get to do that.

  • SheepleAlert says:

    These inane videos, orchestrated by twenty-something "Self-Appointed, Know-it-Alls" is sickening. Since the advent of YouTube, hundreds of these little dipshit dweebs that truly have no experience in aviation have completely prostituted themselves and bastardized flying. These snowflake pussies have never flown a Cat III ILS in ice. They have never really faced any hardship or been in a life-threatening situation in a plane. They have never flown in combat. They just had Mommy and Daddy buy them some expensive toys so these fucktards can have fun, truly contribute nothing to society or aviation and make a few bucks. It is truly disgusting. This videos, like all of your videos are a waste of time. You are a know-nothing punk kid who has his head up his ass. Do us all a favor, ice-up your bird and spin it into the ground; take a few of your video-making cohorts with you. All of you are an embarrassment to aviation and humanity. Get a fucking clue.

  • Libena Starikova says:

    Why would anyone want to fly in a DC-3 to Greenland? Are there are not more updated aircraft or do you just like risking your life for no good reason? And I have only made it 5:42 and I'm bailing. It's just stupid.

  • Bill Howard says:

    Thinking of my father- William Graham Howard, who flew for Pan American Grace Airlines (1946-1949) – from Trinidad to New York and South America. He spent the War flying C-47s from Pope Field dropping paratroopers and pulling gliders. He though he would might fly Boeing Flying boats at Trinidad – but, nope – Goonie Birds…

  • Tom Tom says:

    The DC-3 has the coolest nose-profile—of any plane ever built. It looks like my Chug-dog named Buster.

  • Kenny says:

    Awesome video man, great display of professional CRM and troubleshooting the the first half of the video. I just can't help but feel that title was super misleading and really took away from the quality content you've made here. The engine troubles are limited to the last 20s of the vid and barely go into any detail, if you'd titled the vid relating to the first half it would have been far more genuine and made for an excellent piece of work. Not to shoot you down or anything you can't help but feel like that was a bit of a cheeky bait for the views. You make great content and are showcasing some amazing flying.

  • guitarz04 says:

    absolute perfection on that landing, top notch pilots, thanks for sharing, very cool

  • Gary Dowd says:

    Outstanding video – really kept me engaged! I had a chance to fly a DC3 from Nairobi to Khartoum years ago and this was awesome to watch. The title is a bit disingenuous, don't you think? OK with the cliffhanger but give us episode 2.

  • sgtredbluered says:

    Amazing plane. Awesome.

  • Roy C says:

    makes you think how the Ferry Pilots did this in world war 2

  • Andrew Schmidt says:

    Nice glass instrument panel.

  • Arpen Boyer says:

    The pilot mentions using alcohol when speculating that they might have some prop icing issues. Am I correct in thinking that alcohol emerges from the prop to melt ice?

  • Danielle Dykgraaf says:

    Ohhhhh the sound of radials………Pure music.

  • Danielle Dykgraaf says:

    in 1943…the vibration….."Oh hell no big deal…i did fifty of these"…..frozen trim…".quit being a pussy and yank on that thing"… now. Holy hell what is wrong. we going to "forced landing in water(Crash)"…. hype….Men were men. DC-3 Most reliable aircraft in history….EVER!

  • Danielle Dykgraaf says:

    If i was to EVER cross the ocean in a WWII aircraft….It WOULD be a DC-3….why? More reliable than my FORD F 250….and that is INCREDIBLE!

  • Walter Sobchak says:

    Title should be for the next video, not this one. This kind of thing just pisses me off so I won't be back again, bye bye 👋🏼

  • googleisshittoss says:

    Really enjoyed the video. My Father was in SOE during WW2..and had never flown until his parachute training in 1941…. He flew in DC3's a fair bit, being dropped behind enemy lines..and said that "He took off in an aeroplane in 1941….but never landed again until 1948" 🙂

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  • Joe LeSwede says:

    Unusual place to fly to, but I wouldn't mind going there if I got the chance to. Cool place 👍🇬🇱

  • indiana146 says:

    Lovely old plane

  • TechBuRn says:

    just raw video without generic music would have been great…

  • Indrid Cold says:

    Fake! Al Gore said icebergs would be gone by 2010!

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  • California Dreamin' says:

    You've dropped a valve !! Oh well it was the cowl flaps.

  • SnowTiger45 says:

    I have to admit, I don't start well in the cold either !
    PS> This aircraft sounds so cool. Unique engine sound IMO. I love it.
    But I think the second you discovered that the "sour cream & onion Pringles" were all gone, you should have declared an Emergency ! LOL
    BTW – BEAUTIFUL LANDING. Smooth as a baby's butt. Nicely done.

  • El Gato Gordo says:

    During the 80s I attended aviation school and had the pleasure starting the old faithful radial engines on the classic DC-3. We also performed mocked inspections and troubleshot the de-icing system. Totally miss the old school ways working on these classics.

  • Dan Rasmussen says:

    Bluie West One, my childhood home 🙂 And bluiew1 is my nickname on wwiionline. Cool video!

  • iMAC24i says:

    Great stuff! I did this trip with a DC-2… yes a 2 ! Back in 1999. Amazing to see this area again, we didn't had those fancy camera's back then. Well done!

  • Robert H says:

    My first flight at 12 years old was from St. George, Utah to Salt Lake City in a Hughes Airwest DC-3 in 1974. The juxtaposition of an iPad in the cockpit of a DC-3 at 0:37 is a sight I never thought I would see. Great video!

  • ITireplumminguy says:

    I recognize the P on his jacket!! ALL HAIL !

  • Bengus81 says:


  • Mr Paul Grimm says:

    There’s a old DC 3 warbird parked near the Battleship Alabama

  • MarbleDemo says:

    Out of pringles? well a co pilot is about to be eaten.

  • kcotte59 says:

    Please help us make Greenland green again. Maybe the Vikings will return. A punt for a touchdown.

  • Donald Palmer says:

    I can't imagine the thrill

  • Tyrant Gamer says:

    mute the audio and play Dunkirk Soundtrack (Audio).

  • Scott Anthony says:

    Video was great… but it doesn’t need the click-bait title… “Flying to Greenland in a DC-3” would get the views all by itself. Thank you for the vid 👍🏻

  • ohgary says:

    Why the Pan American livery?

  • Guy Appleton says:

    "If you were here in 1842,…"? ???

  • kingair001 says:

    what a douche in the right seat during landing…..dear lord

  • Steven Phillips says:

    How many hundreds of thousands of times has a flight crew gone thru start up and flight procedures on DC -3's a Hundred year air frame ….

  • Matthew Kerr says:

    Matt – great video editing – really enjoyed watching that beautiful DC-3 fly. #awesome

  • RenoF250 says:

    WOW! That is a nice DC-3.

  • tonymsff says:

    man, youre annoying!!

  • tonymsff says:

    you guys are terrible !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • John Pentin says:

    Nicely edited with great camera angles. Really made me feel as if I'm flying with you. Great job. I am pleased you list your camera equipment as I was going to ask what you used.

  • Da Str says:

    BS title. Never subscribe to click bait sites.

  • jmesha says:

    First comment, they talk about the "equal time point", in years past I remember it used to be called the "point of no return". Hadn't heard the new term before now. Second, liked the mention of "Fate is the Hunter, it's a great book,! I would suggest any aviation enthusiast read it, and now, I'm gonna read it again.

  • mortuaryman08 says:

    What a beautiful craft, the DC-3!

  • Scotty Catman says:


  • Big102080 says:

    Love how the guys are always thinking ahead.

  • Sonofshadow says:

    I enjoyed the video very much but the title of the video is CLICKBAIT.

  • edlizard says:

    It's 2019, and no HF?

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