Historic flying workhorse takes to Illawarra skies

By Angela Thompson
Updated May 1 2013 - 3:11pm, first published 12:00pm
The view from a window on the Douglas C-47 Dakota, which flew between Albion Park Rail and Clifton yesterday. Pictures: ANDY ZAKELI
Dakota C-47 DC3 is prepared for take-off by pilots Dick Woodrow, left, and Doug Haywood.
Historic flying workhorse takes to Illawarra skies

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Historic flying workhorse takes to Illawarra skies
The Douglas C-47 Dakota on the tarmac.
Historic flying workhorse takes to Illawarra skies
Historic flying workhorse takes to Illawarra skies
Historic flying workhorse takes to Illawarra skies

It was lunchtime yesterday, a warm and sleepy autumn afternoon, when a museum piece from the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society hurtled unexpectedly down the runway at Albion Park Rail and launched its ageing 8000-kilogram mass into the sky.

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