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Ben Dunnell explores The Aeroplane’s outstanding archives to cast new light on past stories
Millions of people have passed it, but very few are aware of its significance. The plinth-mounted Douglas DC-3 that sits alongside Florida’s Interstate 4, by the exit to Kermit Weeks’ Fantasy of Flight facility in Polk City, looks entirely unremarkable. Painted in white with a blue cheatline and the museum’s name emblazoned along the fuselage, it could be any long-retired ‘Gooney Bird’. But this one is special.