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Postby Hungry Haggis » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:18 pm

just recieved a reply to the online petition to keep these wonderfull aircraft flying and carrying passengers .Looks like they will fly on into the future if the opperators IE the RAF etc apply for exemption cert from the CAA

http://www.number10.gov.uk/Page18785
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Re: DC3 Dakota

Postby Saracenman » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:45 pm

i thought the main problems were nothing to do with RAF stuff (i.e. BBMF's Dak) - isn't it the likes of Air Atlantique?

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Re: DC3 Dakota

Postby Mayfly » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:53 pm

I believe its all down to health & safety of carrying passengers, I read somewhere the upgrade would be IRO £250K per A/C but if they can apply for an excemption it doesn't seem as bad as first thought
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Re: DC3 Dakota

Postby Dan4th » Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:09 pm

I read about all kinds of weird s**t to be
required including things like glass cockpits
and PX oxygen -- and all to be a (an?) EU
requirement....

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Re: DC3 Dakota

Postby Hungry Haggis » Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:23 pm

I remember reading about that as well ,seems that they have now done one of their famous U turns or someone pointed out that the ones in private hands were only short trip low fly paid for specials not commercial scheduled airlines .But at least someone has seen the light and is letting them fly on .the ability to carry the aircraft enthusiast and charge them a reasonable fee is what keeps them flying ,take that away and they will stay on the ground I guess.


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