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Photographer: © Vince Hawthorn (Gallery)(1st October 2014)
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The Dakota- an iconic Plane

One last sot of the planes from the Wing's and wheels event near Cranleigh. This shot shows the iconic Douglas DC-3 known as the Dakota. A work horse of a plane both in the military and civil worlds of aviation. I have flown in one many years ago on a holiday trip, however a journey I made back in the 1970s took me on an Illyshin ll 14 which was a Russian copy near enough of the Dakota. That journey ( from Brno to Prague and then onto Heathrow ) had for the second leg of the trip a flight on an Illyushin ll 62 which was also a Russian copy and this time of a VC-10. I deviate, the Dakota shown here is actually a Dakota DC-3 47A and now takes part in airshow displays and is in U S air force markings. I am sure John could correct me if there are any aviation errors.

A picture of: Cranleigh ( More pictures of Cranleigh by Vince Hawthorn )

Canon Canon EOS 550D Focal length: 250 mm, Aperture: f 5.7, ISO: 200 Exposure time: 1/2000 sec
Date/Time Creation: August 24, 2014, 1:24 pm

ImageID:1192952, Image size: 3454 x 2308 pixels

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Comment by Pat Trout(1st October 2014)

Great pic Vince

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Comment by rustyruth(1st October 2014)

Very nice shot Vince. Great narrative too.

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Comment by Dave John(1st October 2014)

Nice shot of this icon Vince

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Comment by Zbigniew Siwik(1st October 2014)

Well caught .

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Comment by Rod Burkey(2nd October 2014)

Fine shot. I flew to Rotterdam from Liverpool in 1959 in a Dakota owned by Silver City Airlines. The flight took 4 hours. It was quite an experience and, as you say Vince, the DC3 is an icon.

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