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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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Terherne visible at the
Terherne visible at the "Snitser Mar", Friesland
Electrical generator control panel inside the platform car
Electrical generator control panel inside the platform car
Frisian lakes visible from the C47-A PH-PBA cockpit
Frisian lakes visible from the C47-A PH-PBA cockpit
The PH-PBA taking Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard to Belgium, May 1960 (Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat)
The PH-PBA taking Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard to Belgium, May 1960 (Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat)
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
PH-PBA wing over Friesland, the Markermeer on the horizon
PH-PBA wing over Friesland, the Markermeer on the horizon

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