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Vintage Aircraft Gets New Life, Flies At Flight Museum
has completed the restoration of a DC-3 that dates back to 1944 and served Pan Am Airlines.
The airplane is now airworthy for the first time in a decade and has been added to an inventory of historic airplanes available for rides for the members of the foundation.
Because of the Pan Am heritage, a 1949 Pan Am exterior design was chosen, which includes "the correct color blue, the 48 stars of the flag and the big number on the wing that they used to have even on airliners," said John Sessions, founder of the Historic Flight Foundation, in a statement.
Everything firewall forward is new or overhauled to zero time, including the engines and propellers. "She should be good for some relatively low maintenance service for quite a while," said Sessions.
Want to know more about the history of Pan Am? Check out the video below:
[Photo Credit- Historic Flight Foundation]