Dutch Dakota Association - DDA: Douglas DC-4-1009 PH-DDS (cn42934 - ex ZS-NUR) in KLM Flying Dutchman colors during a busy weekend of pleasure flying at Schiphol International Airport - East platform (March 1999). This a/c is back in South Africa for a couple of years and now lives at Rand Airport Johannesburg operating for Skyclass Airways/Springbok Flying Safaris charters and sight seeing flights.
The Douglas DC-4E was an experimental airliner that was developed before World War II. The design originated in 1935 from a requirement by United Air Lines. The goal was to develop a much larger and more sophisticated replacement for the DC-3, before the first DC-3 had even flown. There was enough interest from other airlines, that American Airlines, Eastern Air Lines, Pan American Airways, and TWA joined United in providing $100,000 each toward the cost of developing the new aircraft. With a planned capacity of 42 passengers, the DC-4 (as it was then known) would seat twice as many people as the DC-3. It would be the first large airplane with a nose wheel.
You can now order Ice Pilots NWT Season One, an amazing 3 DVD set:
In this amazing TV series not only do we get to experience classic propliners up close and personal earning their keep in some of the harshest conditions on the planet, we also get to meet the amazing people that make it all happen. The Buffalo family includes Joe McBryan and son Mickey, Chief Pilot Arnie Schroeder, Kelly the Cargo Manager, Maintenance Director Rod McBryan, Chief Engineer Chuck Adams, plus a whole host of other interesting employees that keep the props turning at Buffalo Airways.
It goes without saying that this amazing DVD set is without question must-have viewing material for all red-blooded propliner enthusiasts. The DVD set is presented in region-free NTSC format which will play on most worldwide DVD players.
LADE Argentina is the State run airline operation operated by the Argentine Air Force. This Spanish language film produced in 2005 documents the 65th anniversary of the company, which was founded in 1940. Nice footage of older planes, F27, 707, and more. PART 1