I recently ticked another important aircraft off my ‘flown on’ list when I took a scenic flight aboard a de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide.
These vintage biplanes are a really important piece of the history of how we fly.
Developed in the 1930s as an airliner, they inevitably ended up with military operators around the world – especially during World War II – and found lots of other roles.
Of the 700+ built there are still a few flying, including those operated by Classic Wings.
My flight was on TX310 (really G-AIDL), which first flew in 1943. I’ve put together this video of the flight, which was from Duxford.
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