Friday, 21 December 2007

William aimera voler dans Le Douglas DC-3 (Le Dakota C-47)



Le Douglas DC-3 est un avion monoplan à aile fixe équipé de deux moteurs en étoile qui eut une forte influence sur le transport aérien entre 1935 et 1950. Il fut fabriqué par Douglas Aircraft Company.
Voici VH-ABR, le troisième DC-3 à importer en l'Australie, - en 1938, par 'Australian National Airways' au coût de £32.000.
Il a été très endommagé dans un atterrissage obligatoire suivant un feu de moteur en 1948 et alors retiré en 1971 ayant volé 67224 heures en 33 ans.
Ce petit garçon aime voler dans l'armoire de bagage, afin de voir mieux de la fenêtre !

The Douglas DC-3 (also known as Dakota C-47) is a fixed wing monoplane driven by two radial engines. It had an enormous influence on air transport between 1935 and 1950 and was manufactured by the Douglas Aircraft Company.
Here is VH-ABR, the third DC-3 to be imported into Australia, - in 1938, by Australian National Airways for £32,000.
It was badly damaged in a forced landing following an engine fire in 1948 and then retired in 1971 having flown 67224 hours in 33 years.
Our little friend prefers to fly in the overhead locker. He gets a much better view.

10 comments:

Michael said...

That is so cute! The boy that is. A lot better than what I see some people try to cram into the overheads!

claude said...

Ah ! Les avions d'antan avaient un certain charme ! Il a bien de la chance ce petit garçon. C'est toi le pilote ?
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and to Madam.

Curly said...

Thanks for your pictures throughout the year, and for your contribution to the City Daily Photo network.Have a joyous Christmas and a Happy New
Year,
from South Shields Daily Photo

dive said...

Having flown many a time on an old DC3, I can attest to young William's good sense; the luggage racks look to be far more comfortable than the seats ever were.

Kuanyin said...

Warm Solstice Greetings and Merry Christmas! Love those old planes!

Gail's Man said...

Great old plane. Have they managed to get it airworthy yet?

Jules said...

Hi M B - thanks for the card. My card is on my main computer that died yesterday - HWDB pulled it apart and found cables that have worn so not as bad as we expected but am unable to send it to you until computer comes back!!! Am working off my laptop at the moment.

Great set of photos - Christmas must have new meaning for you now with your wonderful grandkids!!!

Enjoy every moment of it. Cheers

Maria said...

Lovely pink cheeks...

Rich said...

Those were such good planes - a real work horse.

Kate said...

I ADORE DC-3s!! They're the parakeets of the aviation world!