Dakota query

Dakota query

Postby Andover on Sun 09 Dec 2018, 5:30 pm

Years ago, my Nan & Grandad somehow got to go on a pleasure flight in a DC-3 from East Midlands airport, in around 1979/1980. They had a postcard of the Dak in a frame hanging on the wall for years, but I never took much notice of it, except that I remember it had, what looked like, dayglo orange in the colour scheme!

I don't think it would have been an Air Atlantique one in those days, so any idea which one it might have been and who operated it?

Thanks.
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Re: Dakota query

Postby Wornout Mick on Sun 09 Dec 2018, 6:24 pm

Might have been Intra Airways one. I did a pleasure flight from Gatwick in one around then.
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Re: Dakota query

Postby docmattc on Sun 09 Dec 2018, 7:28 pm

I also had a DC-3 flight about that time from East Mid, but I was in single figures then and remember almost nothing about it.
Could it have been this one?
https://www.airliners.net/photo/Eastern ... DC-3/61712
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Re: Dakota query

Postby NAM Updater on Sun 09 Dec 2018, 9:01 pm

I helped organise a Dakota flight for museum members around that same time from East Midlands and we also used Eastern Airways; the company at EMA that made the booking was GT Air Services!

The museum flight was around Remembrance Sunday and we overflew RAF Coningsby en route to the Humber bridge - we saw the BBMF Lancaster coming in to land below us.
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Re: Dakota query

Postby Andover on Mon 10 Dec 2018, 10:49 pm

Yes, I was looking at the Eastern Airways pics, and I assume it must have be that one.

thanks guys.
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