Aviation Photo #0974896 De Havilland DH-114 Heron 2 - Gulf Aviation

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This beautifully preserved Heron is one of just a few planes at the magnificent museum at the old Sharjah Airport. It carries a fake identity and is in fact ex VH-NJP, G-ODLG, XR443, G-ARKU and VR-NAQ.
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    Steve Brimley
    Gulf Aviation
    De Havilland DH-114 Heron 2
    De Havilland DH-114 Heron
    De Havilland DH-114 Heron
    De Havilland
    14072
    G-ANFE
    Sharjah
    United Arab Emirates
    November 24, 2005
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Anonymous
11 years ago
I flew a DH114 series 2x for 20years with the largest commuter in the world.From1965to1985, PRINAIR
This picture and the A/C is a detailed and one of the best I ever seen in many years,congratulations.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I had the privilege of flying this aeroplane during its life in Australia, prior to its magnificent restoration. Back then, and less than a decade ago, she was a hard-working people-mover. We routinely operated into both sealed and unrated, unsealed landing areas. She was a fine old machine, and although the old lady had the occasional complaint about getting all four engines started in weather that was either too hot nor cold, nor too wet, sandy or dry(!), she handled in flight like a dream. I gained much experience cramming my six plus feet frame into a cockpit designed for a gnome, and the taxi training course required for command often exceeded the flight training for captaincy due to her high keel, castoring nosewheel and airbrakes. I have seen even some of her best commanders come close to unexpectedly vacating the taxiway with a strong crosswind from behind prior to a safe arrival at the terminal. She has worked hard, qnd is well deserving of her final resting place.

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