Come Aboard the Flagship Detroit DC-3
*Love Field 5K on the Runway
THE FLAGSHIP DETROIT DC-3
The Flagship Detroit was one of American Airlines’ fleet of 84 Douglas DC-3s operated from 1936 to 1947. The Flagship Detroit Foundation located the airplane in Virginia in 2004 and has spent 8 years completing a full restoration to its 1937 condition while sharing this historic aircraft with fans throughout the U.S. and Canada.
A unique aspect of Flagship Detroit is the fact that it is an original American Airlines DC-3 which was never modified externally. It was delivered with Curtiss Wright GR-1820 1000hp radial engines driving Hamilton Standard constant speed full-feathering metal propellers. The aircraft paint colors were bonnet blue and international orange. The DC-3 had a range of 1,300 nautical miles and a 143-knot cruise speed. It carried 21 passengers, a captain, copilot and a stewardess (registered nurse).
Rides are available by purchasing
a $100 membership to the Foundation.
FLIGHTS & TOURS AT THE MUSEUM:
THURSDAY, MAY 11
Heritage Flights at 4:00PM, 5:00PM, 6:00PM*
Tours from 12:00PM – 3:00PM
FRIDAY, MAY 12
Heritage Flights at 3:30PM, 4:30PM, 5:30PM, 6:30PM*
Tour from 10:00AM – 3:00PM
SATURDAY, MAY 13 – LOVE FIELD 5K ON THE RUNWAY!
Heritage Flights at 3:00PM, 4:00PM, 5:00PM*
Tours from 10:00AM – 3:00PM
SUNDAY, MAY 14
Heritage Flights at 10:00AM, 11:00AM, 12:00PM, 4:30PM, 5:30PM, 6:30PM*
Tours from 1:00PM – 4:00PM
*Heritage Flights require 10+ reservations per flight. Flight times may be consolidated to meet the minimum.
LOVE FIELD 5K
ON THE RUNWAY
SATURDAY, MAY 13
Adults 18 and Up
Youth ages 17 and Under
The Flagship Detroit Foundation is a non-profit organization of men and women who have joined together to rejuvenate this airplane and to educate the youth and the flying public of a very significant era in the history of the U. S. and world airline industry.