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What Plane Is This?

Mon Oct 23, 2006 4:54 am

We were watching the movie "A Good Woman" and this plane appeared at the end of the movie.
The movie is set on the 1930's on Amalfi in Italy and I am very curious to know if is a real plane then the type of aircraft and manufacturer or if is just a Hollywood creation.

I took some pictures to the screen (click to enlarge):

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RE: What Plane Is This?

Mon Oct 23, 2006 4:58 am

AeroPresentation - Airline DVD's filmed in High Definition
 
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RE: What Plane Is This?

Mon Oct 23, 2006 5:59 am

De Havilland DH-89

I like it. Its a cool looking plane
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RE: What Plane Is This?

Mon Oct 23, 2006 6:40 am

Pretty cool... Thanks!

I am glad to know that they still fly and they seem in great shape.. what would be the range of this plane and also, it was ever part of a commercial airline?
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RE: What Plane Is This?

Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:22 am

They served with several airlines including Swissair. They also served in the RAF.
 
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RE: What Plane Is This?

Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:46 am

Yeah I found that its range is about 900kms and also called DE HAVILLAND DH 89 DOMINIE and it was used by General Franco to escape to Morocco on when the civil war started. It was used basically by the military but also some airlines...



I learned something new today.. Thanks guys!
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RE: What Plane Is This?

Mon Oct 23, 2006 1:00 pm

Wow ! The Rapide... I wanna fly on it again!

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RE: What Plane Is This?

Mon Oct 23, 2006 1:27 pm

You can take a flight on one in the UK...





An integral part of flying activities at Duxford is pleasure flying! The Classic Wings Dragon Rapide of is one of the best-loved pre-war aircraft and one of the first commercial airliners. Classic Wings operates two of the very few still flying - meticulously restored to comply with modern regulations, they seat eight passengers in a style few air travellers can remember!

Classic Wings operates pleasure flights every weekend from March to October and most weekdays during the summer.
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RE: What Plane Is This?

Mon Oct 23, 2006 2:24 pm

Planemaker,
I took that one in Duxford 10yrs ago. I wanna go again... someone donate me a ticket plz...  Smile

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RE: What Plane Is This?

Mon Oct 23, 2006 2:34 pm

Quoting Mandala499 (Reply 8):
I took that one in Duxford 10yrs ago. I wanna go again... someone donate me a ticket plz...

Great wasn't it... taking off from the grass runway and all. I took my ride in 2002 right after Farnborough. I was lucky that day as the B-17 "Sally-B" fired up and took off just before us. Very memorable day spent there...  Smile
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RE: What Plane Is This?

Mon Oct 23, 2006 2:40 pm

Quoting Planemaker (Reply 7):

Was it called the Dragon Rapide because it looks like a dragonfly? I mean, it really does...
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RE: What Plane Is This?

Mon Oct 23, 2006 10:35 pm

Quoting Planemaker (Reply 7):
You can take a flight on one in the UK

Thanks. I will definitely have that in mind when traveling to the UK next spring; it is definitely worth it:

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RE: What Plane Is This?

Tue Oct 24, 2006 12:04 am

You can find one or two flying in New Zealand too.
At the Airshow in April, Wings Over Wanaka, there was one flying.
They told of a sad story of a flight in a Rapide that disappeared in Cook Sound -
I believe, a long time ago. Has had a book written about it but
no trace ever found. Maybe the 1950's ? Well known pilot and amoung the
passengers was a honeymoon couple.
Very beautiful airplane. Wood construction.
 
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RE: What Plane Is This?

Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:08 am

That T.V is the same as mine!!
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RE: What Plane Is This?

Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:48 am

Quoting Cumulus (Reply 14):
That T.V is the same as mine!!

Great minds think alike  Wink or in this case, "Buy Alike"  Smile
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RE: What Plane Is This?

Mon Oct 30, 2006 7:17 am

Quoting RICARIZA (Reply 11):
Thanks. I will definitely have that in mind when traveling to the UK next spring; it is definitely worth it:

Do let me know if you are doing it! I won't be along for the ride, but I can take some pictures!
 
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RE: What Plane Is This?

Mon Oct 30, 2006 7:27 am

My first flight was in a DH89 of BEA in 1952 from Liverpool to Guernsey - overload from the normal DC3 service. In the 1960s I flew a number of times out of Liverpool in G-ANZP which is now on display at the front door of the old Liverpool terminal building - now a hotel.
 
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RE: What Plane Is This?

Mon Oct 30, 2006 7:28 am

Quoting Summa767 (Reply 16):
Do let me know if you are doing it! I won't be along for the ride, but I can take some pictures!

I sure will! Thanks!
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