Oldest Aircraft Still Flying Today

First flown in 1935, the DC-3 is a legendary aircraft that is still used for various purposes, including cargo and passenger transport.

Douglas DC-3

Introduced in 1947, the An-2 is a Soviet-designed utility aircraft known for its versatility and durability. It is used for agricultural work, skydiving operations, and regional transport.

Antonov An-2

Originally designed as a long-range strategic bomber, the B-52 first flew in 1952 and is still an active aircraft in the United States Air Force.

Boeing B-52 Stratofortress

The Il-18, which made its maiden flight in 1957, is a Soviet-era airliner that is still operated by a few airlines for regional flights.

Ilyushin Il-18

Introduced in 1956, the C-130 is a military transport aircraft widely used by many countries. Its rugged design and versatility have allowed it to remain in service for decades.

Lockheed C-130 Hercules

First flown in 1957, the Boeing 707 was a pioneering jet airliner. While it is no longer in commercial service, some military and government organizations still use modified versions of the aircraft.

Boeing 707

The Mi-8, a Soviet-designed helicopter, entered service in 1961 and is still widely used for military and civilian purposes, including transport

Mil Mi-8

Originally developed as a maritime patrol aircraft for the British Royal Air Force in 1969, the Nimrod is still in service as an airborne reconnaissance platform.

Hawker Siddeley Nimrod 

The first generation of the Boeing 737 series, known as the "Classic," entered service in 1968. While many have been retired from commercial use,

Boeing 737 Classic

Introduced in 1955, the F27 is a turboprop airliner that has been used for regional flights. Some are still in service with small regional airlines and military operators.

Fokker F27 Friendship

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