The Roasterie's very own Kansas City icon
Our Douglas DC-3 aircraft is a fixed-wing, propeller-driven aircraft that revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 40s. In fact, the DC-3 has been regarded as one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made!
But why was it so popular? Its versatility, rugged reliability and economy could not be matched by any other aircraft during its time. In fact, it has been said that “the only replacement for a DC-3 is another DC-3."
The aircraft lifted above our Factory was developed in the 1930s for TWA and was the first plane to actually haul passengers for profit. Plus, DC-3’s just like ours were often used to haul coffee beans around the globe. The 1930’s era airplane is visible from I-35 and other landmarks in downtown Kansas City.