DC-3 History

NC 17334 was located in Virginia, and purchased by the Flagship Detroit Foundation in August of 2004. The Foundation goal is to continue to operate and maintain this aircraft as a flying tribute to all of American Airlines employees, past
and present. By displaying the historic aircraft at various airshows throughout the country. we hope to foster a continuing awareness of the significance of this era of American aviation. We invite all interested parties, especially American Airlines alumni to share this beautiful aircraft with us and with the next generations of young aviators
 
 
The first DC-3 flight was December 17, 1935
American's first scheduled passenger service DC-3 flight was on June 25, 1936 with the Flagship Illinois, nonstop service between Chicago and New York . (More...)
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Flagship Detroit,
manufactured in 1937, was the 21st of American Airlines' fleet of 84 Douglas DC-3's operated from 1936 to 1947. American accepted the Detroit delivery on March 2, 1937. It was a Douglas DC-3-G102, MSN #1920 with NC17334 registration. 
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