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New Smyrna Beach, Florida: DC-7 Passenger Plane

Decommissioned DC-7, built in 1956 and flew 1957-2005. Slated for conversion to a restaurant, but in 2021 it was still just a plane.

600 Skyline Drive, New Smyrna Beach, FL
New Smyrna Beach Airport, US Hwy 1 at Inlet Shores Drive.
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DC-7 Passenger Plane

It's not a restaurant. It's parked behind a fence -- hard to see the whole plane. There's a history plaque outside the fence though.

[Randy Hoopes, 03/18/2021]


DC-7 Plane

What a great landmark located at the flight school at New Smyrna Beach Airport! You can see it from US 1 or park and take pictures. It's a great field trip for kids interested in aviation history.

[Cindy Lovell, 07/03/2019]
DC-7 Passenger Plane

The moving of this plane was featured on the television series Shipping Wars. It was purchased in South Florida, the wings were cut off, and it was trailered up I-95 to New Smyrna Beach, where the wings were reattached.

[Hugh Sweatt, 11/06/2017]


DC-7 Passenger Plane

Still not a restaurant, but you can get right up next to it. Nice piece of history, nonetheless.

[Toki, 07/28/2016]

1057 DC-7.

1950s DC-7 Passenger Plane

This was the last DC-7 production passenger plane made in 1956. #N381AA was decommissioned in 2005 after more than 33,000 hours logged flying passengers and cargo. A local family purchased it with the hopes of turning it into a restaurant.

[Bettie Roberts, 01/30/2014]

The silvery airliner is not so out-of-place next to the local airport. DC-7 Grille restaurant seemed to still be on the horizon in mid-2013.

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