The D-Day Squadron has launched the DC–3 Society to preserve the aircraft and its history for future generations.
While “representing everything the DC–3 has accomplished in war and peace,” the DC–3 Society also will “organize the interest of DC–3 operators, enthusiasts and crew while maintaining airworthiness and displays for future generations,” the D-Day Squadron announced.
Membership is broken into five levels: aircraft owner/team, pilot/mechanic, enthusiast/historian, student, and media. The price of membership and benefits vary by level.
In addition, the D-Day Squadron and DC–3 Society created a Young Historians program “to continue sharing the compelling stories of the DC–3 and our veterans,” the group said.
“Our veterans are our window to the past, and developing a stronger force behind the DC–3 is a chance for us to continue honoring those who made sacrifices for the freedoms we have today,” said Lauren Roberts, membership coordinator for the DC–3 Society and a veteran of the business aviation sector, in a news release. “Our members not only benefit from their participation in our DC–3 type society, they are a part of making history come to life.”