Saturday Celebrates Wrights' First Flight And 70 Years Of DC-3s
In a poll of pilots' all-time favorite airplanes, the DC-3 would surely come out in the top tier, so when we hear about a special event to honor these venerable fliers, we like to let you know. This Saturday is not only the 102nd anniversary of the Wright brothers' first flight but also the 70th anniversary of the first flight of the Douglas DC-3, in 1935. Within five years of the DC-3's introduction, passenger miles flown in the U.S. increased five-fold. To celebrate, the Prairie Aviation Museum's famous Ozark Airlines DC-3 will visit the 1940 Air Terminal Museum at William P. Hobby Airport in Houston, Texas. The event will be held in conjunction with the airport's monthly Wings & Wheels Saturday and will feature lunch, museum tours, new DC-3 exhibits, vintage aircraft displays, and many other special activities. A series of speakers will recall their experiences aboard the DC-3 during its golden age.