Aviation Photo #1897566 Douglas C-47B Dakota Mk4 (DC-3) - Mercury Airlines

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Mercury's only Dakota, based at Ringway, awaits passengers for schedule MI100 bound for Sandown (Isle of Wight) at 0845. It will be back in 3 hours 30 minutes and will perform another trip, interspersed with a return flight IOW to Leeds Yeadon, before ending back at Ringway at 2030. A 1500-mile itinerary for the day - not bad for a wartime-built old transport. It is refuelling from a Shell-BP tanker before the underground fuel pipes were commissioned.
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    R.A.Scholefield
    Mercury Airlines
    Douglas C-47B Dakota Mk4 (DC-3)
    Douglas DC-3 (C-47/53/117/R4D/Skytrain/Dakota)
    Douglas DC-3 (C-47/53/117/R4D/Skytrain/Dakota)
    Douglas
    33379/16631
    G-AMSN
    Manchester - International (Ringway)
    England
    United Kingdom
    July 25, 1964
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Photo Added: April 08, 2011

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Anonymous
6 years ago
So evocative of that era.

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