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Aboard the 75-year old royal PH-PBA dakota

Oct. 19, 2019 -

As a wonderful birthday gift I was honoured to fly in a DC-3 classic plane. It was the 75-year old PH-PBA, a C-47A Skytrain or Dakota, formerly owned by H.R.H. Prince Bernhard from The Netherlands. It's a very special plane operated by the enthusiastic people from the Dutch Dakota Association (DDA Classic Airlines). Read along for some aviation history!

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Paratroop C-47, 12th Air Force Troop Carrier Wing, during the invasion of southern France (August, 1944)
Paratroop C-47, 12th Air Force Troop Carrier Wing, during the invasion of southern France (August, 1944)
KLM Captain flying the C47-A PH-PBA over the Markermeer
KLM Captain flying the C47-A PH-PBA over the Markermeer
Lelystad Airport terminal building near the hangar where the PH-PBA is stationed
Lelystad Airport terminal building near the hangar where the PH-PBA is stationed
Volunteers preparing the Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp aircraft engines for ignition
Volunteers preparing the Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp aircraft engines for ignition
PH-PBA wing over Friesland, the Markermeer on the horizon
PH-PBA wing over Friesland, the Markermeer on the horizon
Terherne visible at the
Terherne visible at the "Snitser Mar", Friesland

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