1945 Douglas DC-3, S/N 34378


Asking: $595,000

Location: Manassas, VA


One of a kind corporate configured 1945 Douglas DC-3. S/N 34378 is the former transport of the Columbia Broadcasting System, Outboard and Marine Manufacturing and EAA. Low total time with only 17,896 hours. This DC-3 was the last of its model to operate carrying passengers for a Part 121 Air Carrier on the US registry and also has a number of historic aviation figures in its logbook such as Paul Poberezney and Jimmy Leeward to name a few. S/N 34378 was the cover for Flying Magazine in August 1981 and AOPA Magazine in December 2016. This is a rare turn-key opportunity to purchase an exceptionally cared for DC-3 with spare parts and support equipment.


Aircraft Total Time 17981
Aircraft Cycle Time 17758

Engines and Props


Model: Pratt & Whitney R1830-94
Left Engine 236 (2013)
Right Engine 1004 (2013)
Left engine overhauled by Anderson Aero Engines
Right engine bearing replaced by Anderson Aero Engines
Pratt & Whitney R1830-94 rated to 1,350 hp each
Both sides restored from engine mount forward in 2012-2013
Restoration included all hoses and accessories being replaced with new / overhauled parts and accessories, fire sleeves


Model: Hamilton Standard 23E50-505
Left Propeller 126 hours
Right Propeller 126 hours
Left propeller since AD 81-13-01 complied with in July 2016 (1462 SMOH)
Right propeller since AD 81-13-01 complied with in July 2016 (477 SMOH)


Aircraft is on a 2 Year / 600 Hour Approved Inspection Program (AAIP) for Part 91 Operations
Aircraft will be delivered with a fresh 600 Hour Inspection


New in 2012
Overall brilliant white and silver with blue and gray accent stripes


GTN 750 WAAS Touch Screen Navigator (Com/Nav 1)
King KX-165 (Com/Nav 2)
Dual Garmin GTX-33ES ADS-B (In & Out)
Garmin GDL-88 dual link ADS-B (traffic and weather)
Garmin GTS 800 Traffic Avoidance
King KR-87 ADF
Dual NAT Audio Panels
King KCS-551 HSI
Collins RMI (slaved) left side
King KI-226 RMI (slaved) right side
3 Light Marker Beacon w/ Audio
Cabin Address System
406 ELT


New in 2014
New leather seat covers installed 2014
New headliner 2014 in blue
New plush wool carpet installed 2014
Seating for 19 passengers (additional seating up to 28 is possible)
Flight attendant/cabin crew member jump seat near main entry
New 2014 acrylic cabin windows with subtle tint
Galley area with drawers, countertop space, ice cabinet and trash containment
Crew bag stowage & Lockable cockpit door
Aft coat closet at entry door
Full sized lavatory with smoke detection, storage and mirrored vanity
Externally serviced, flushing toilet
Access to aft cargo area while in flight
CD player connected to cabin speakers (with complimentary Big Band CD!)

Additional Equipment

Cockpit jumpseat & 3″ Gyros (pilot & copilot)
Crew oxygen system & Pulse light landing light system
Oilamatic pre-oil system for each engine
Oil tank heaters with external electrical ports
Fire Detection for engine accessory section
Fire Detection for landing gear bays
Fire suppression for accessory section
AeroLED wingtip nav/strobes & AeroLED landing lights
Counter balanced air-stair door with interior safety lock
Entryway lighting and main cabin access lighting
Emergency evacuation lighting for cabin and overwing exits
Spare tail wheel with mounted tire (aft baggage compartment)
Spare parts locker in tail compartment contains:
• Starter
• Cowl Flap Cylinder
• Fuel pump – Electric
• Fuel pump – Engine driven
• Accelerator pump
• Spark Plugs
• Hydraulic pump
• Booster Coil
• Various gaskets and soft rubber parts
Aft baggage storage compartment for tools/equipment contains:
• Portable tow-head mates to standard TRON-bar.
• DC-3 sized rubber chocks
• Up to 10 gallons of oil in 1.35gal containers
• Extension cords for oil tank heaters
• Ground Power converter and extension cord
• (additional room for tools/cleaning supplies as desired)
Wing jacks & Tow bar (full size)
Spares inventory (incl. many rotable parts, as well as spare engine, prop, (both req. overhaul) and numerous other large items)
Custom oil drip pans
Air show signboards/holders
Spidertracks 8 – Real Time Flight Tracking & In-Flight Texting


Additional Documents