As of September 2008, there were aproximately 1,400 DC-3/Dakota airframes remaining worldwide. This page is dedicated to the survivors that are flying. We will be filling this page with photos of the survivors and information about them. If you have information on any pictured on this page or information and images on others please let us know, and we'll feature it on this page. We ask that any photos you provide be yours or you have a copyright release. We can not post them otherwise. Thank you.
Flagship Detroit Foundation
The Flagship Detroit Foundation now has over 1500 members. The volunteer efforts of so many of those members have enabled the organization to grow and prosper while providing the teamwork necessary to show off the Flagship Detroit DC-3. Below you can find short biographies on the Foundation Officers and Board members. http://www.flagshipdetroit.org
We fly passengers to Exclusive Remote Fishing Lodges throughout Alaska in the summer with N30TN (S/N 43159) a REAL Super 3.
N28TN is our Freighter – former Ken Borek Aircraft.
N851M (S/N 43302) was is the last airworthy R4D8-Z in the states – currently getting TNA’s Executive seating configuration for Summer 2009 work in AK.
Southern DC-3 is a non profit charitable trust, and operates ZK-AMY in Canterbury, New Zealand. They try and get AMY out as often as they can to take people on scenic flights of Christchurch, or charters around Canterbury. For more information see: http://www.southerndc3.com/index.cfm/Home
When Dan Gryder isn't flying passengers around the world in 757s and 767s for a major airline, he can be found providing DC-3 flight instruction at his training center or shaking hands and offering DC-3 tours at air shows. He has over 11,000 flight hours and type ratings in numerous large aircraft. Photo by Henry M. Holden
Duggy 'The Smile in the Sky!', is a cartoon character of the famous Douglas DC-3. Duggy visits airports and teaches children to "Know good from bad, right from wrong, respect others and chase your dream!" This is summed up with the simple mission statement: "Live your Dream!" Inside Duggy is a timeline of aviatiion history in photos and artwork. Photo by Henry M. Holden
The legendary Douglas DC-3 is the latest restoration project by the Airline History Museum. This Douglas DC-3-362, registration number NC1945, serial number 3294, was built in Santa Monica, California, in February 1941. It was delivered to Transcontinental and Western Airlines (TWA) at Kansas City, Missouri on March 4, 1941.
Formally a gate guard at the Air Transport Command Restaurant, in New Castle, Delaware (USA). Now under restoration, one of our visitors, Jeff Funk, advises that the aircraft is now located at the Massey Air Museum, in Maryland. Photo By Henry M. Holden
Our missionis to provide an accurate history of the C-47 Dakota and its civilian version, the Douglas DC-3. TheDC-3/Dakota Historical Society will serve the aviation community by using credentialed aviation historians to act as a resource center for all things related to aeronautics of the DC-3/C-47/Dakota.We are the oldest (Established in 1994) and most trusted DC-3 website on the Internet.