FAA N34 update

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The only airplane listed on the National Register of Historic Places is about to make its final stop at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport.

The Douglas DC-3 aircraft will leave Oklahoma City in early February and land at Rick Husband, where it will shut its engines down one last time after a career spanning seven decades.

The historic aircraft — affectionately known by its FAA N-Number, N34 — will be available for public viewing at the Texas Air & Space Museum, located at the Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport, starting in March.

The N34 is one of two movable items on the nation’s National Register of Historic Places. The other is San Francisco’s famed cable cars.

The Federal Aviation Association announced Wednesday that this last workhorse DC-3 must go to a museum in order to make space for a new generation of aircraft that serve the nation.

The N34 is a monoplane aircraft built in May of 1945 for the Navy by the Douglas Aircraft Company in Oklahoma City. It was first used as a Navy airplane and later as a transport airplane associated with the Federal Aviation Administration’s safety inspection program.

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