18:17

Dakotas Farewell to Passenger Flying

Ther end to the long and flawless passenger carrying duties of the Dakota

This year will see and end to the long and flawless passenger carrying duties of the Dakota.

European legislation has decreed that all passenger-carrying aircraft must comply with certain criteria, whatever their age, and some of these modifications would be prohibitively expensive or impossible to carry out on the DC-3.

So with the implementation of the EU-OPS legislation in mid July 2008, Dakotas will no longer be allowed to carry passengers.

The DC-3 of Air Atlantique is on a farewell tour with flights from a dozen airports in the UK.  Exeter will play its part in the final passenger flights and host the aircraft on:
30 June 2008 and 1 July 2008