C-47 Mystery Nose,At the Whiteside County Airport Illinois
It is not a mystery nose anymore:
Dynamic Aviation unveiled Miss Virginia on July 24 in Rock Falls, where it is participating in celebrating the 75th anniversary of Douglas DC-3s. The restored aircraft will then travel to take part in a celebration of World War II DC-3/C47 aircraft at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Miss Virginia will be on exhibit in Oshkosh and also featured in the air show saluting the military several times throughout the week.
The renovation of the aircraft took over 7,000 man-hours of labor. Miss Virginia has received a new avionic suite, new instrument panels and a new right-side engine. All propellers, carburetors and oil coolers have been overhauled. The firewall forward hoses have been replaced as well as all the control surfaces, including new fabric covers. The aircraft has also had some aesthetic restoration including minor repainting, significant polishing, the installation of many new interior panels and a significant airframe inspection.