Thank you for your interest in becoming a pilot with DC-3 Airways, also commonly referred to as DCA.
1) Before you can enjoy all of the goodies described above, and without
exception, within TWO MONTHS of enlisting as a member of DCA, you must
complete what are termed the “DC-3 Type Rating Flights”. The flights
themselves can easily be flown within four hours, so it isn’t
unreasonable to expect that they be flown and reported within two months
of enlistment. Please don’t be alarmed at being asked to fly the Type
Rating Flights, but our own experience has taught us that a pilot
possessing the essential knowledge gained from partaking in these
flights will then have the experience to greater enjoy all that DC-3
Airways offers. The flights are simply a series of six very easy flights
designed to ease you gently into the ways of DC-3 Airways, such as how
to fly and handle the DC-3 correctly in a variety of situations, and
equally importantly, how to correctly submit a flight report (You want
to get paid – don’t you?). When the Type Rating Flights have been flown
and correctly reported you will then continue as an established member
of DC-3 Airways.
2) When the Type Rating Flights have been successfully completed and
reported, you, as a newly established member of DC-3 Airway pilots will
receive the following privileges:-
a) Approval to fly any of the flights or sessions that DC-3
Airways has to offer, including Free Flight.
b) 10 bonus hours to be added to your total hours.
c) Immediate promotion to 2nd Officer.
d) An email containing an additional username and password
which will allow you to log into and begin using
the DC-3 Airways Forum. More information on further privileges will be
included in the email you will receive confirming your application.
3) All flights you make when flying with DC-3 Airways for which you
intend to claim flight credit MUST ONLY be made in any derivative of the
Douglas DC-2, Douglas DC-3, and the Douglas DC-4. Of course we cannot
check which aircraft you use. You are simply asked to abide by the
4) We are very strict with personal behaviour in our very popular
forum. English is the common language and must be used at all times.
There must be no foul language. There must be no ‘Flaming’.
5) Finally, a rarely invoked measure, the senior staff reserves the
right to remove anyone from membership of DC-3 Airways whose behaviour
is considered detrimental to other airline members and to the good name
of DC-3 Airways.
After the necessary dire warnings! If you are happy to abide by those
simple rules and think you will enjoy flying as a pilot with DC-3
Airways, please complete the form below (Copying and pasting the text
below into an email is suggested) and send it to our Chief Admin Officer
Bob Betts at
Please make the subject of the email Join DCA
Country Location (State if USA
and Province if
Have you ever been a member of DCA before and, if so, what was your
pilot number, if you remember it?
After submitting your application you will in return be sent an email
(but please read the following paragraph) containing your registration
details. These are your allocated pilot number, username, and passwords
which will enable you to record your flights via the APS (Automatic
Important: Your registration information will be sent to you from the
email address ...
firstname.lastname@example.org ... so please ensure your email
server won't block or delete emails from that address.
Applications are dealt with manually by our Vice President-Administration,
Bob Betts. Bob will usually process your application on the day he
receives it, but as suggested above, ours is a manual system and people
have holidays etc. If by chance you do not receive confirmation from Bob
within two days, it isn't necessary to re-apply, and you can rest
assured your application has not gone astray. In this situation we ask
you to please be patient and assume your application will have been
While waiting for the joining process to be completed you don't have to
wait to begin your career with DC-3 Airways; you can download the DC-3
Type rating package for either FS9 or FSX and commence flying the DC-3
Type Rating Flights immediately. Just remember to make a note of the
flights you have flown, and the flight details, such as the flight
number and duration of the flight in minutes. When your approval is
received and you have the necessary login details, you can then submit
your Pilot Reports (PIREPs) in the accepted format.
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