The Douglas DC-3 Monument at the Museum of Flying is getting some much-needed TLC

The Douglas DC-3 Monument at the Museum of Flying is getting some much-needed TLC

The Museum of Flying commemorates the Douglas DC-3’s first flight from the Santa Monica Airport and rededicates its refurbished monument to the legendary aircraft with a special DC-3 flyover at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17.

As part of the celebration, the museum is waving its admission fee throughout the day.

Originally completed and dedicated in early 2009, the Douglas DC-3 Monument was refurbished with a grand from the Employees Community Fund of Boeing California to cover the cost of the work.

— Christina Campodonico

The Museum of Flying is at 3100 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. Call (310) 398-2500 or visit museumofflying.org.