I am continually drawn to the simplicity and hand-made touches of this stunning work of art. I feel a sense of connection to it. Every sheet of aluminum so purposefully placed around a honeycomb of metal boxes held all together by thousands of rivets. The legends who built these planes were true artisans!
I was stoked at the chance to photograph this plane, it was a once in a lifetime opportunity! I was so amped I jumped on the first flight to Oregon to get rolling immediately.
Resting on the hot runway in Aurora, the polished aluminum panels of this timeless gem glistened majestically in the sun. I imagined every passenger ever to board this amazing craft staring back at me in its mirrored finish. Each crease and scratch in the metallic surface told a story of every mile it has ever flown. It was a true masterpiece.
The DC-3 revolutionized air travel, introducing a nation of eager travelers to the marvel of flight. Making history with each Arrival and Departure, this truly was the golden age of flight.
45 Artist Proof / 450Limited Edition
A lover of all things fast, Peter Lik has spent years building a rare, powerful collection of yesterday’s flying war machines. Tour America’s legendary airplane ‘boneyards’ and take flight into history.