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Placid Lassie

Placid Lassie is the Tunison Foundation's 1943 Douglas C-47 Skytrain. Unlike many warbirds operating today, she is a real war hero. She is not an replica, or a deep restoration based upon parts from multiple separate airplanes. These same rivets crossed the English Channel on June 6th, 1944 and continued across Europe in service of our country.

History of the C-47

The story of the DC-3/C-47 mirrors the American story before, during, and after World War II. Just like the American people, the DC-3 put on fatigues and went to war.


Placid Lassie's History

The Individual History of a Real War Hero, serving the nation for over 80 years


Placid Lassie Today

Dedicated to preserving a piece of American history, the Tunison Foundation's team of volunteers work to keep Placid Lassie in the air for many years to come.


Book Placid Lassie for your event!

Lassie tours the United States every year, normally between April and October, and has made numerous appearances overseas, including in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland. She is available for static and airborne display, as well as parachute drops. Inquire with Sherry Fuller to book this incredible airplane for your event.




from two Pratt & Whitney R-1830s, 1200hp each


Spark Plugs


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Cruise Fuel Burn


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