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Photo Uploaded: Dec 11 2011 07:15:01 GMT
Taken: 2011:12:09 10:34:22
Manufacturer: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
KODAK EASYSHARE C195 Digital Camera
Shutter: 12500/10 sec
Focal Length: 33mm
Flash: Yes (Auto)
This is the the Dakota I was allowed on board on the quiet....;-))
Full size is best....
Comments on this photo:
Dec 11 2011 08:04 GMT
A neat looking plane ,I can remember flying on one of those many many years ago.
Dec 11 2011 08:17 GMT
Peter there were 8 at the show parked all over the place....my dad came to SA from Scotland on one of these, a four and a half day journey in 1948
Dec 11 2011 08:26 GMT
this one with modified engine .. 5 blades ..normal 3 ! ... the DC3 is the same size of the engine from a MD11 !! .... you cant imagine to fly four and a half day ...it takes 11 hours now to fly from Amsterdam to CapeTown !
Dec 11 2011 08:32 GMT
I think this is the turbo prop engine Hans, they removed the old piston engines as they were unable to get spares for them.
My Dad said it was hell flying all that time and they got stuck in Cairo and no aircon those days, they were not allowed to get off the plane either so they just had to deal with the heat until the plane was repaired and they could take off again....
Dec 11 2011 08:49 GMT
I can't imagine flying 4 1/2 days!! I think 12 hours already is such a long time!!
It looks like this plane has sattelite televison....;-) I guess that is needed while flying so long...;-)
Dec 11 2011 10:02 GMT
It must have been hell Anna-Maria.....that is the radar Anna-Maria
Dec 11 2011 11:46 GMT
Dec 11 2011 12:39 GMT
Dec 11 2011 17:47 GMT
My first flight was on a Dakota (I think - it was a long time ago :)) - this one has 5-bladed props, common on some of the regional planes here (Fokkers, I think)??
Dec 11 2011 23:18 GMT
they brought us food and medicine to berlin during the blockade
Dec 13 2011 02:15 GMT
Dec 13 2011 02:16 GMT
Thank you wijnie
Dec 13 2011 02:17 GMT
Steve these enjines were fitted as the spares for the original piston engines were no longer available...was yours a long flight?
Dec 13 2011 02:18 GMT
Junne they really were the workhorses during the war...
Dec 13 2011 03:41 GMT
I enjoyed reading the comments.
Dec 13 2011 04:03 GMT
I'm glad you did
Dec 16 2011 17:16 GMT
Thanks Don - I saw Hans55 & your earlier comments on the replacement engines too. That flight was from a country town to the capital, so only 100 miles or so, across water mostly.
Dec 16 2011 17:50 GMT
Must have been fun Steve
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