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Last DC-3 out of Blue Grass Field, 1962

Posted on October 17, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

Bruce Sliker was the last passenger to board a regularly scheduled DC-3 operating through Lexington’s Blue Grass Field, March 14, 1962. Piedmont Airlines Flight 355 was traveling to Cincinnati. The DC-3’s served as the workhorse of civilian and military flying for more than two decades and Piedmont was replacing them with Martin 404s and the jet-prop F-27. Published March 15, 1962 in the Lexington Leader. Click here to see an image from our archives of the first jet flight out of Lexington in 1968. Herald-Leader archive photo

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