Gig Harbor Wings & Wheels to feature vintage DC-3 flights, July 3

Aviation enthusiasts can sign up now for an unforgettable flight aboard the vintage Douglas DC-3 during Gig Harbor Wings & Wheels on July 3 at the Tacoma Narrows Airport.

The one-hour experience includes a tour of the Historic Flight Foundation’s Douglas DC-3 and an approximately 30-minute flight. Flights will be offered at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Each flight can hold up to 12 passengers. Additional times may be offered if there is high demand.

“We encourage people to book their spot now to ensure they get to participate in this unique experience,” said Lori Linenko, Tacoma Events Commission board chair and president.

The cost is $350 per person, and includes one free pass to Gig Harbor Wings & Wheels with proof of purchase. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Seats can be booked online or by calling Historic Flight Visitor Services at (425) 348-3200.

Spots on the DC-3 may be available the day of Gig Harbor Wings & Wheels. Visitors should check with the Main Admissions Gate.

The DC-3 will also make an appearance during the Tacoma Freedom Fair & Air Show, which takes place July 4 on the Ruston Way Waterfront. This event is also produced by the Tacoma Events Commission.

Gig Harbor Wings & Wheels runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tacoma Narrows Airport, located at 1202 26th Ave. NW in Gig Harbor. Event and parking information is available at www.freedomfair.com/wings-wheels.php.

Gig Harbor Wings & Wheels is produced by the Tacoma Events Commission.

The Historic Flight Foundation’s Douglas DC-3 has a storied history. It began as a military cargo aircraft flying over the Himalayas in WWII, then as an airliner in China, and finally as a VIP transport for Johnson & Johnson, among others. The interior is the original VIP configuration from 1953. The exterior reflects the civilian services of the DC-3 with Pan Am.

—Tacoma Events Commission 

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