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Propliners! DC-6 Landing

Videographer Pieter de Beer caught this beautiful landing of a DC-6 on a  short dirt airfield north of Pretoria, South Africa.  It illustrates the versatility which made the Douglas propliner series a legend in aviation history.

I grew up near Idlewild (now JFK) airport and the wonderful sound of these piston engines always stirs up memories.  The aircraft would follow the Van Wyck Expressway on their approach, and low enough that one could see through the passenger windows.  Hooked on planes ever since!


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