The timeless classic has seen a lot in its 80 years.
July 22, 1921: The Douglas Aircraft Co. incorporates, with its main base in Santa Monica, California, in an old movie studio.
April 1936: The first Douglas Sleeper Transport is delivered to American Airlines.
1943: The 2,000th C-47 rolls out of the production hangar at Long Beach.
1944: More than 100 C-47s fill the skies over Europe while supporting the Battle of the Bulge.
1959: Ozark Air Lines begins operations with 24 DC-3s and three Fairchild F-27s.
1960: Delta Air Lines retires its last DC-3.
1970: Buffalo Airways is founded, with headquarters in Hay River, NWT, Canada, and starts flying the DC-3.
March 23, 1975: A Continental Air Services DC-3 carries 106 people, including 98 children, on a relief flight from Ku Lat to Saigon, Vietnam.
1982: Four Star Air Cargo begins Caribbean operations using the DC-3.
1989: A DC-3 is the air transport of choice for the fictional Cleveland Indians in the film Major League.
1993: The DC-3 with the most flight time, PBA's N136PB, clocks in at 91,400 hours; though not flying today, she could be.
2009: The Ice Pilots NWT TV show debuts; the final episode aired on December 17, 2014.