The historic Douglas DC-3 “Flagship Detroit” airplane made a stop at the Claremore Regional Airport on Friday June 20, 2014 to refuel. The Flagship Detroit was manufactured in 1937. This was the 21st plane manufactured for the American Airlines fleet of DC-3’s operated from 1936 to 1947. This particular aircraft has the distinction of being one of the oldest flying DC-3 airplanes in the world.
The plane made a stop at the Claremore Regional Airport to refuel. The preservation, maintenance and showcasing of this fleet of aircraft is made possible by The Flagship Detroit Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the legacy of these historic American Airlines DC-3 planes.