John Oram

John Oram

Posted on 06/04/2014


Photo taken on June  4, 2014



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Dakota
C-47
DC-3
Lee on Solent
EGHF
Air France
F-BBBE
F-AZTE
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The Dakotas Depart (3) - 4 June 2014

The  Dakotas Depart (3) - 4 June 2014
On June 2-4 2014 eight Dakotas (and other aircraft) gathered at Lee on Solent prior to flying to France to participate in events commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day. It was a long wait for their departure in wind and rain on 4 June as the weather threatened to replicate exactly that of the 1944 date. Eventually, at around 1250, they took to the air creating a sight perhaps never to be repeated. I captured six of the eight aircraft.

This is Air France coloured F-BBBE, a registration which is part of the scheme as the actual registration is F-AZTE.

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