Since 1990 Basler Turbo Conversions has given new life to dozens of DC-3s.
- By Mark Huber
- Air & Space magazine, May 2000
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Last summer Basler president Tom Weigt had one of the ski-equipped BT-67s on static display during the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual fly-in in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. A few visitors took umbrage at the turbine conversion, asking Weigt, "How could you do that? How could you do that to that beautiful airplane?"
Weigt says that they were in the vast minority. "Most people recognize it for what it is," he says. "We build new airplanes. Rugged and simple airplanes."