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DC-3 flight into Nhill Air Show

VINTAGE: A historic DC-3 will be part of Nhill Air Show in November.

VINTAGE: A historic DC-3 will be part of Nhill Air Show in November.

Melbourne aviation enthusiasts will have an opportunity to fly into Nhill Air Show on November 2 on board a vintage Douglas DC-3 transport aircraft.
A crowd favourite at a 2015 Nhill Air Show, the DC-3 will take off from Essendon Airport and arrive for the start of the show. Passengers will stay overnight, returning home on Sunday.
Douglas DC-3 airliners revolutionised air transport in the 1930s and 1940s and with 10,928 coming off the assembly line, became the world’s most successful commercial aircraft.
DC-3s landed in Nhill during passenger flights between Melbourne and Adelaide during the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s.
The ‘flight office’ beside Nhill Aviation Heritage Centre at Nhill aerodrome was used as the booking office and flight terminal for Victorian Air Coach Services, operated by Ansett ANA during the 1960s.
Air show convenor Rob Lynch said the DC-3 was an impressive aircraft and for someone to fly in to the air show would be a ‘very special’ experience.
“There are only 28 seats available on the DC-3, so people must book as soon as possible to avoid missing out,” he said.
Return-flight air tickets from Essendon are $550 a person and are available online at
The DC-3 will also be available for a joy flight on Sunday morning of the air show for people keen to experience a passenger service of yesteryear.
The 30-minute flight across Nhill will cost $130 per person.
People seeking more information about the DC-3 charter service or wanting to book a seat on the joy flight can call event secretary Jenny Creek on 0417 014 278 or email nhillair

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Posted on Jun 19 2019

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