DC-3 'Spirit of Santa Monica' at Santa Monica Airport

DC-3 'Spirit of Santa Monica' at Santa Monica Airport (Google Maps)
No Thumbnail
No Thumbnail
Google Maps Google Maps Bing Maps Bing Maps Yahoo Maps Yahoo Maps
View in Google Earth
By kjfitz @ 2006-03-25 15:06:11
The Museum of Flying donated a 1942 Douglas DC-3 aircraft at no cost to the City of Santa Monica to be erected as a monument. The donation also included $50,000 in seed money to set up a special DC-3 Monument Fund established by the Museum of Flying specifically for the project. The DC-3 had been part of the Museum’s collection – the new museum location will not be large enough to accommodate the aircraft. The City of Santa Monica accepted full ownership of the DC-3 on October 5, 2004.


The aircraft will be mounted at the southwest corner of Airport Avenue and Donald Douglas Loop South approximately ten feet off the ground and facing the intersection in a northeasterly direction (across the street from the new Airport Park). There will be a corresponding kiosk constructed at the base of the monument to detail the history of the aircraft, the Douglas Aircraft Company and its impact on the City of Santa Monica, the Airport and history of aviation. Additionally, a monument dedication plaque will be installed memorializing those individuals, companies and organizations who participated in the project.
Views by date
893
views
Rate as 1Rate as 2Rate as 3Rate as 4Rate as 5Rate as 6Rate as 7Rate as 8Rate as 9Rate as 10
6.8 (11 votes)

Comments

Policies

Please log in if you don't want to post anonymously (anonymous users cannot post links)

Please enable images and enter code to post
Reload
Nearby maps
FedEx Boeing 727 nose section
Cessna 172 Skyhawk
Douglas A-4M “Skyhawk” in Blue Angels paint scheme
Douglas DC-3 'Spirit of Santa Monica'
North American F-86 Sabre
'Donald Wills Douglas and his dog Wunderbar “Bar”' by Yossi Govrin-Yehudain
Museum of Flying
Santa Monica Airport (SMO)
Basketballs
Fitness balls
Super Collection of Planes at Santa Monica Airport
Advanced Helicopter Prototype?
Similar maps
Hawk Minihawk at Roy Williams Airport
Airplane on Congo River Golf & Exploration Co.
Crashed plane at Congo River Golf
Ronald McDonald's Plane
Walt Disney's Private Plane
Vintage Plane atop Skyscraper
Airplane - Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon
Terminal of the former Croydon Airport
Indiana Jones' airplane
Tri-boomed DC-3?
Aero Spacelines 377-SGT 'Super Guppy' in Germany
Vickers Viscount 708 (F-BGNR)
Share:
Parabellum picture
@ 2012-05-27 09:21:50
The move is complete: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=santa+monica+airport&hl=en&ll=34.015054,-118.44745&spn=0.001093,0.001062&sll=28.293809,-81.443228&sspn=0.000821,0.001062&t=h&hq=santa+monica+airport&radius=15000°=180&z=20