Santa Monica, California: Spirit of Santa Monica DC-3

Spirit of Santa Monica DC-3 Aircraft, with a statue of Donald W. Douglas and his dog Wunderbar. At night the DC-3 wing and tail navigation lights, rotating beacon, and landing light are on.

Santa Monica Airport

Address:
3100 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, CA
Directions:
Santa Monica Airport, on the corner of Airport Avenue, and Donald Douglas Loop S.
Hours:
Plaza lit at night. Museum 10-5. (Call to verify)
Phone:
(310-398-2500
Admission:
Plaza: free; Museum: $6-10
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Donald W. Douglas and his dog.

Museum of Flying Plaza

The plaza was dedicated on March 21, 2009, and includes a statue of Donald W. Douglas, founder of Douglas Aircraft Company, and his dog. There are information panels about his planes during WWII, and a DC-3 named "The Spirit of Santa Monica" in honor of Douglas' maiden flight from Santa Monica Airport. Across the parking lot is the Museum of Flying, which has a Navy fighter Jet beside it.

[Marc B, 07/29/2017]

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Spirit of Santa Monica DC-3

Spirit of Santa Monica DC-3 Aircraft mounted in the air as if in flight. With a statue of Donald W. Douglas and his dog Wunderbar. At night the DC-3 wing and tail navigation lights, rotating beacon, and landing light are on. It is next to the future new home of the Museum of Flight.

[David Kamada, 02/11/2010]

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