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75th Anniversary of the DC-3, Airventure 2010

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Anthony Pretorius
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#1 Posted: 1/18/2010 15:22:30

For those DC-3/C-47 Enthusiasts, this is an excellent Dak website that was sent to me recently.

http://www.dc-3.co.za/



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#2 Posted: 1/18/2010 17:20:54

A terrific site, Anthony - thanks for sharing. Loved the pictures (and the story of the collision...!) of the 50th anniversary fly-past - 27 Daks!

http://www.dc-3.co.za/dc-3-50th-anniversary-flypast.html

"It is believed that this was the largest formation of Dakota DC-3 / C-47 aircraft to have flown since the Second World War and that this record still stands."

Hmm ... I wonder if something could be done about that this summer ...?!?!

 



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Anthony Pretorius
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#3 Posted: 1/18/2010 18:32:16

Thanks Hal for the feedback. I would love that record of 27 Daks to be broken in 2010, if it's going to happen anywhere, the best location has got to be Airventure. I recall there are 25 confirmed Daks for Airventure, maybe the powers that be can get a few more planes to participate and break the record. I hope Basler will be participating. Thanks, Anthony.



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#4 Posted: 1/20/2010 08:49:02

Rumor has it that there really is like 35 or more planning on attending...... we will see.



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#5 Posted: 1/20/2010 09:57:15

Andy, that's good news, the more DC-3's that make it to Airventure, the more impressive the celebration becomes.



#6 Posted: 10/7/2010 11:42:50

Hey,

I'm a commercial aviation student in Calgary Alberta dn I'm actually doing a project on the DC-3. Has anyone here ever flown one and would you be willing to share some stories? Thanks!

Dakota

And yeah, Dakota is actually my name