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    Heritage Air Services Ltd’s 1943-build Douglas DC-3C Dakota approaches Runway 05 for landing at Coventry Airport, returning from a few hours’ test flying over North England.

    Built first as a C-47B Skytrain, and seeing initial duties with the United States Army Air Force as 43-49308, the aircraft passed to the Royal Air Force afterwards as KK116, the serial which it still bears today in it’s Royal Air Force Transport Command – inspired scheme.
    Flying also for the Royal Canadian Air Force, and several civilian airlines after wartime service, the aircraft has spent decades with Air Atlantique at Coventry, enjoying a varied career amongst carrying passengers, freight, and even in an aerial dispersant role with RVL Aviation, and also being a popular act on the UK airshow circuit with Air Atlantique’s Classic Flight.
    Relatively inactive for some time after the closure of the closely related aircraft-preservation trust Classic Air Force in 2016, G-AMPY is now believed to be sold to a new owner, and is expected to depart for the United States shortly.

    Nikon D850, AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR