Pilots fly historic aircraft from Paine Field to France for D-Day commemoration
SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. -- Three pilots prepared for take off Saturday from Paine Field, bound for Normandy, France. They'll arrive in the region in time for a D-Day reenactment 75 years after the Allied forces invaded northern France during World War II. The pilots will fly across the pond in the Historic Flight Foundation's DC-3. Aviators used a military version of the aircraft, the C-47, during the Allied invasion of Europe.