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Chathams Pacific Convair 580 50 Seat Aircraft

Anniversary of First DC3 Flight

Written on the 17th of December 2010 by Brendan Odell

As the first DC-3 in the world to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the first flight of the type - we congratulate A3-AWP "Tangaloa" and every other existant DC-3 on this very, very special day!

And we wish our friends in South Africa (Springbok Classic Air Club) a wonderful weekend of fun and friendship as they celebrate this 75th anniversary in style.

Thank you to Brendan Odell for these images.

A3-AWP DC3 in flight over the skys of Tonga Nov 2010  A3-AWP is beautiful in flight over the skys of Tongatapu and Ha'apai

Chathams Pacific's DC3 with her sisters Metroliner and Convair 580 Alongside her sister aircraft, the Metroliner and Convair 580 in Tongatapu

 A3-AWP DC3 Outside the Tongatapu hangar looking towards the Metroliner

Oi !  Cute Gecko Supervising The Engineers Oi! Who are you, Cute Stuff?  <This little golden gecko had taken up residence close to the hangar>


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