the uiver

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prepairing for the flight to Ameland

Our Douglas DC2 is an 1935 build airplane. It was the by that time a very modern airplane for 14 passengers. After the DC2 the very famous and most build airplane the DC 3 was designed. This DC2 is a copy of the legendary KLM DC 2 "uiver" who was winning the handicap section of the London- Melbourne race back in 1934. Short after the race the original "uiver" crashed in the Syria dessert on his flight to Batavia ( now Jakarta). Our DC2 flew the London- Melbourne race in 1984, as a memorial and to celebrate the 50th birthday of the race. In 1999 the aviodrome museum bought the plane from the American owner and flew the plane from the US to Lelystad.

This DC2 is at this moment the only flying DC 2 in the world, and one of the 8 remaining surviving DC2 ( couple of them are only the fuselage or parts). We use the plane to fly to airshows in the Netherlands and Europe, but we are sadly not allowed to take passengers. But on airshows and there is a possibility we show the plane to the public, inside and outside. 

 

mslellen says:
I'm still hearing details on the most reliable workhorses (i think - kind of glazed over after a bit)
Posted on: Apr 07, 2010
mslellen says:
Hi Richard, my husband is an airplane nut! He was tickled to read your blog!
Posted on: Apr 07, 2010
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prepairing for the flight to Amela…
prepairing for the flight to Amel…
old meeting almost new.
old meeting almost new.
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