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The 'Prinses Amalia' back at Schiphol

May 9, 2021

On Wednesday 28 April, the DC-3 Dakota 'Princess Amalia' returned to Schiphol Airport.
After having stayed at the KLuHV at Gilze Rijen for almost a year, the flight was performed after obtaining the 'Permit to Fly' from the regulator IL&T.
In the past year, technicians of DDA regularly drove south for the necessary operations of the conservation programme.
A few days before the flight, a test run showed that our Princess was highly motivated to take to the skies: All systems functioned as desired.

At Schiphol Airport the aircraft was welcomed by the people of the control tower who appreciated the traditional tour around the tower.

The PH-PBA is stationed in Hangar 32, formerly the 'Martinair' hangar.
The DDA offices are also located there. Now that aircraft and organisation have been reunited, everyone is ready to start flying passengers again as soon as possible.
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Photos: Paul van den Berg

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Pilots Aert Mante and Tom van Hoorn are in their element.