Tulsa Air and Space Hosts Oldest Operating DC-3

A restored Douglas DC-3 brought into service by American Airlines in 1937 arrives at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium, 3624 N. 74th East Ave. Tuesday.
The plane, named the Flagship Detroit, is the oldest operating DC-3 in the world and remains on exhibit through Wednesday, July 1.
In 2008 TASM became the owners of the Flagship Tulsa which entered service with American Airlines in 1939.
“Flagship Tulsa is currently being restored by a volunteer group of Tulsans and in the not-too-distant-future it will be just as beautiful as the Flagship Detroit” said TASM Curator, Kim Jones. Tulsans will be able to get a sneak peak at what the Flagship Tulsa will look like within the next few years.
The Flagship Detroit Foundation is a non-profit group of aviation enthusiasts who have restored the DC-3 to its former glory. By displaying the Detroit at airshows and other venues throughout the country the group hopes to foster an awareness of the significance of this era in American aviation.



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