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C-47 Airplane

DC-3 SOCIETY

Join Our Community

You are joining the first type society of the DC-3, which provides type-specific guidance for operating the DC-3 and its variants, including the C-47, as a way to maintain airworthiness for the models so that future generations can see them fly. The society also serves the legacy of veterans who flew, maintained, and required the model to prevail in conflicts ranging from World War II to the Vietnam War.

Current Membership Levels

Several membership levels are available, from multiple options for DC-3 operators, pilot/mechanic (and crew) membership for those typed and proficient in crewing and maintaining the airplane, as well, enthusiast/historian membership for those who wish to study and support the type. Additional levels include media memberships and student/collegiate opportunities.

Aircraft Owner / Operator

This level is designed for Part 91 operations involving a DC-3 for cargo, pest control, humanitarian missions, private use, or other civil transport operations.
 

Your membership includes three additional crew members. You will be asked to designate those crew members after joining the society.


Member Benefits Include:
 

  • Participation in official D-Day Squadron events, flyovers, and Social Media

  • Promotion to a growing audience of 50,000+

  • Access to D-Day Squadron and DC-3 Society affiliate partner programs/discounts

  • Discounted group purchases (parts, insurance, etc.)

  • Access to Maintenance / Operations database and other resources

  • Marketing and booking facilitation for airshows, jump team reservations and events

  • Custom leather patch

  • Access to D-Day Squadron education programs

  • Unit Spotlight in Newsletter (recognition)

  • Annual D-Day Squadron Gift (decided upon by Society)

  • Membership Certificate for framing/keepsake

Aircraft Owner Operator

$1,000

1,000

Every year

RESTORATION / RETURN TO SERVICE LEVEL

This level is designed for DC-3 operations undergoing restoration or turbo conversions, giving new life to flying history.

 

Your membership includes one additional crew member. You will be asked to designate the crew member after joining the society.


Receives several main AOO Benefits Plus:
 

  • D-Day Squadron (DDS) will promote and share progress of restoration project across platforms (must provide short feature content/photos, make sure progress posts are ‘sharable’)

  • DDS to help facilitate opportunities to engage with our Mighty 15 on any possible needs, supplies, equipment, restoration support through our direct communications with our 15 crews

  • Opportunity to contribute to ‘DC-3 restoration spotlight’ in our newsletter

  • Participation with our Young Historians Program

  • Free Fundraising Consulting for your nonprofit operation by our 20-year veteran professional fundraiser (hour max applies)

  • Membership Certificate for framing/keepsake

Restoration Aircraft Owner / Operator

$500

500

Every year

MUSEUM AOO LEVEL

 This level is designed for museums which operate, display and/or use a DC-3 type for outreach.

 

Your membership includes one additional crew member. You will be asked to designate the crew member when joining the society.


Receives several main AOO Benefits Plus:
 

  • D-Day Squadron (DDS) will promote museum related DC-3 events across platform

  • DDS to help facilitate local crews or veterans for museum DC-3 educational or speaking engagements

  • Site for hosting our documentary film, “Into Flight Once More” narrated by Gary Sinise, produced by Sound Off Films

  • Opportunity to contribute to ‘DC-3/museum spotlight’ in our newsletter

  • Free Fundraising Consulting for your nonprofit operation by our 20-year veteran professional fundraiser (hour max applies)

  • Membership Certificate for framing/keepsake

Museum AOO

$350

350

Every year

DC-3 CREW LEVEL

This level is designed for DC-3 type rated pilot (PIC or SIC), certified mechanics, jumpmaster/loadmaster, parachutist, flight engineer, student DC-3 pilot.


Benefits Include:
 

  • Pilots and Mechanics listed in society database for maintenance, ferry, instruction or type rating services (must opt in with membership team)

  • Access up-to-date airworthiness documentation consolidated by our maintenance committee

  • Affiliate your DC-3 with the D-Day Squadron

  • Support, promotion and valuable discounts to tell your aircraft’s story for future generations

  • Custom leather soft name patch

  • Special discount on custom DC-3 apparel with partner, On Final Aviation Apparel

  • Access to maintenance / operations database and other resources

  • Access to D-Day Squadron and DC-3 Society affiliate partner programs/discounts

  • Opportunity for ‘crew’ spotlights in newsletter feature stories

  • Annual D-Day Squadron Gift (decided upon by Society)

  • DPEs, instructors listed on members only section of website developed for DC-3 Training

  • Membership Certificate for framing/keepsake

DC-3 Crew

$150

150

Every year

MEDIA LEVEL

This level is designated for media professionals.


Benefits Include:
 

  • Attendance at D-Day Squadron events

  • Newsletter

  • Access to D-Day Squadron and DC-3 Society affiliate partner programs/discounts

  • Historical participation with D-Day Squadron Outreach &

  • Education Programs

  • On-board access to available flyovers, formation training sorties, seasonal training events, and showcase events

  • Listed on our D-Day Squadron Media Distribution

  • Gift from D-Day Squadron

  • Possible listing on media page of the D-Day Squadron website

  • Membership Certificate for framing/keepsake

Media Level

$100

100

Every year

ENTHUSIAST/HISTORIAN LEVEL

This level is designed for those who are DC-3 enthusiasts, as well as, WWII historians who are passionate about sharing the service & sacrifice of the Greatest Generation.


Benefits Include:
 

  • Invitation to D-Day Squadron events

  • Historical participation with D-Day Squadron Outreach & Education Programs

  • Newsletter

  • Annual D-Day Squadron Gift (decided upon by Society)

  • Membership Certificate for framing/keepsake

Enthusiast / Historian

$75

75

Every year

STUDENT/COLLEGIATE LEVEL

This level is designed for any high school or collegiate student.


Benefits Include:
 

  • Attendance at D-Day Squadron events

  • Historical participation with D-Day Squadron

  • Outreach & Education Programs

  • Newsletter

  • Access to aircraft and crews, depending on public event

  • Eligible to join the Young Historians Program

  • Membership Certificate for framing/keepsake

Student / Collegiate

$25

25

Every year

Select a plan that is right for you.

  • Aircraft Owner Operator

    1,000$
    Every year
    Part 91 operations involving DC-3 & other transport ops...
     
    • Your membership includes three additional crew members.
  • Restoration Aircraft Owner / Operator

    500$
    Every year
    DC-3 operations currently undergoing restoration.
     
    • Your membership includes one additional crew member.
  • DC-3 Crew

    150$
    Every year
    DC-3 type rated pilot
     
    • Add'l Crew Member

      0$
       
      Designee membership for AOO memberships.
      Valid for 12 months
      • Exclusively available for individuals designated AOO members
    • Museum AOO

      350$
      Every year
      Museums which operate and/or display a DC-3
       
      • Your membership includes one additional crew member.
    • Media Level

      100$
      Every year
      Designated for media professionals.
       
      • Enthusiast / Historian

        75$
        Every year
        DC-3 enthusiasts, as well as, WWII historians
         
        • Student / Collegiate

          25$
          Every year
          Designed for any high school or collegiate student.
           
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