WINGS OF A DOVE

PASSENGER FLIGHT | DH.104 DOVE

Jürgen Schelling en joys a flight in a beautifully restored German-based de Havilland DH.104

This pleasing air-to-air study was taken over Bavaria. WILFRIED BIRKHOLZ; Captain George Michahelles replenishes the Dove with Avgas at the visiting aircraft section during a Flying Legends airshow at Duxford, Cambridgeshire. JÜRGEN SCHELLING

Flying in a de Havilland DH.104 Dove is a little like having a time machine, offering a truly nostalgic journey to the post-war period.

Each passenger has a superb view courtesy of the panoramic windows – smaller glazing would be necessary if cabin pressurisation were a feature of the aircraft – and all on board also seem to enjoy studying the landscape 10,000ft (3,048m) below. Onboard entertainment is meanwhile provided by the pilots.

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