First relief aircraft to arrive in Haiti...DC-3!

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  1. evangilder

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    The first relief flight to arrive in Haiti was a DC-3 flying from St Lucie County airport in Florida. Further testament to the capability of an old, but still extremely useful aircraft.

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    The Gooney Bird lives!
     
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    They did one flight yesterday, which was the first, and it is en route now for another run.
     
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    Very cool! 1 Hour and 8 minutes left till it arrives!

    The Goony Bird! One of the best every to fly, if not the best!
     
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    Replace the DC3/Dakota? What with - another DC3/Dakota?!! Beautiful old crate !
     
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    I wonder what other events of similar magnitude that particular Dak has seen . Some of those old birds have fabulous histories
     
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    I could imagine the list is long and distinguished. Those old birds are real troopers.
     
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    Huh!

    Didn't realize that half the Canadian air force could respond that quickly!:lol:
     
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    never know it could be one of the Daks that retired in the late out of 402 Sqn in 1988 and they were well maintained
     
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    I don't have the history of that one, but it was built in 1944 and has been fitted with turbines and is a turboprop now.
     
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    Very cool info. Thanks Eric.:cool:
     
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    Awesome, first aircraft is a Dakota and not a Hercules!
     
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    THE GREATEST AIRCRAFT EVER BUILT!!!!!
     
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    What a plane
     
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    I agree!
     
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    That's just so fricken cool!
     
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    Thats just Awsome!
     
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