Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

March 19, 2010

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

When I heard in local radio that DC-3 is visiting nearby local small airport, I had to go to photograph it. That is why, because in 1966 I started my career in our national airline. My career ended in 2004. DC-3 was the first aircraft type which I saw and I made documents for it. I started to calculate Load Sheets and Weight and Balance Sheets. At Räyskälä airport I met also an old mechanic, who took good care of this airplane. … Cuando oí en la radio local que el viejo avíon DC-3 hará una visita al pequeño aeropuerto local de cercanías, me tenía que ir a fotografiarlo. Por eso, que ya en 1966 empecé mi carrera en nuestra compañía aérea nacional. Mi carrera terminó en 2004. DC-3 fue la primera aeronave que he visto y he hecho los documentos para él. Empecé a calcular Hojas de carga y hojas de peso de balances. En el aeropuerto de Räyskälä encontraba también un viejo mecánico, quien estaba preocupando muy bien de este avión. … Quand j’ai entendu à la radio locale que un vieux avion DC-3 va faire une visite aupetit aéroport local très proche, je devais aller à le photographier. C’est pourquoi, parce qu’en 1966, j’ai commencé ma carrière dans notre compagnie aérienne nationale. Ma carrière a pris fin en 2004. DC-3 a été le premier modèle d’avion que j’ai vu et j’ai fait des documents pour lui. J’ai commencé à calculer des feuilles de chargement et de poids de balance. À l’aéroport de Räyskälä J’ai rencontré aussi un vieux mécanicien, qui a pris le soin super de cet avion.

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

Vintage DC-3 Dakota / Viejo avíon DC-3 / Vieux avion DC-3

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26 Comments »

  1. Bonjour Matti,
    Mais il est comme neuf, ce bon vieux Dakota !!
    J’admire le travail de ces passionnés d’aviation pour continuer à entretenir et faire voler ces avions mythiques, reflets d’une époque.
    Bonnes vacances, et à bientôt, avec une besace pleine de photos !🙂

    Comment by Marion B. — March 19, 2010 @ 09:14 | Reply

    • Bonjour Marion.

      C’est vrai, ce que tu dis. Le club d’Airveteran a soigné cette “dame volante” avec amour. Le club fais pendent été plusieurs vols de club jusqu’à quelques ville en Europe.

      Bonne fin de semaine.

      Comment by sartenada — March 19, 2010 @ 15:10 | Reply

  2. Your photographs are just always so amazing! Everything is so bright and clean and the light is wonderful. I also enjoyed the little yellow plane. thank you for sharing these lovely photos.

    Comment by jackiequeen — March 19, 2010 @ 13:56 | Reply

    • Hello Jackie.

      The club which is called Airveteran takes good care with love this “elder flying Lady”. The name (Aero Oy) seen also on the side of airplane was the original name of company when I was employed. Later the name was changed to Finnair (official) or as here Finnish Airlines. Airveteran club makes many flights to Europe during summer and those flights are intended for members of the club.

      Happy weekend.

      Comment by sartenada — March 19, 2010 @ 15:16 | Reply

  3. Good evening, Matti
    I think I understand that for you again and again is an experience. The times in a profession exercised by people like, no one forgets. If you come to Germany again, I recommend the organization of the aerospace industry in Cologne / Wahn visit. In 2009 in September was an event open to everyone for a visit. Your pictures are very interesting. They give everything against color, natural and clear. I am grateful that I could look at this page and look forward to the next. You and Anya, I wish good luck and health to your daily routes. Thank you for your comments. Dear greetings Christel

    Comment by Christel — March 19, 2010 @ 23:22 | Reply

    • Hi Christel.

      Thank You for Your suggestion. That place I did not knew. I have only visited in Sinsheim where my interests were two Supersonic passenger airplanes. One was the Russian TU-144 and the other was Air France’s Concorde. One can visit inside in both airplanes. When thinking how fast they were, Concorde could fly from London to New Your in about 2 hours and 50 minutes. This means that one could fly in the morning to New York, shopping all the day there and return in the evening to London same day.

      Comment by sartenada — March 20, 2010 @ 08:41 | Reply

  4. Your terrific photos recalled many memories I have of the DC-3, a wonderful airplane. I was able to fly in one only twice, once from Seattle to San Diego when I reported for duty with the Marine Corps and once a few years later in one that was specially equipped for RADAR testing by the FAA. When I worked for the Forest Service fighting forest fires during the summer of 1960, our supplies were dropped to us from DC-3’s. What an aircraft that was (and is)!!

    Comment by montucky — March 20, 2010 @ 04:52 | Reply

    • Hello Montucky.

      You got so interesting remembrances. Thank You telling them. Our memories are golgen crusted, but so what, they precious to each of us.

      Comment by sartenada — March 20, 2010 @ 08:45 | Reply

  5. Thank you for the tour. See you got yourself into a couple of the photos. Nice looking planes and you captured the images well. I really enjoy the close ups and the one with the plane as it taxied with it’s lights on.

    Comment by Preston — March 21, 2010 @ 19:28 | Reply

    • Hi Preston.

      Close ups are always good way to complete general views. Thank You commenting.

      Comment by sartenada — April 1, 2010 @ 06:05 | Reply

  6. Great memories…it looks like a big fat silver bird…how old are they 80 years?

    Comment by Sean Fraser — March 22, 2010 @ 22:49 | Reply

    • Hi Sean.

      Thank You commenting. Memories are worth of gold. Firsts DC3:s were made sometime in the mid 1930 ties. These airplanes were very reliable “tools”.

      Comment by sartenada — April 1, 2010 @ 06:09 | Reply

  7. What a very impressive series of photos! The little white plane is, well, little. I can’t imagine strapping into that one to fly. However the small yellow and white planes are very nice. I love the big silver bird, though, and great shots, especially with it in the air and inside of the control panel. What a plane! I’ve flown in a DC-10, I think, but never a DC-3 or seen one. Excellent photographs, Sartenada.

    Comment by Anna Surface — March 26, 2010 @ 14:06 | Reply

    • Hi Anna.

      Those white air planes are glider airplanes intended for soaring. The Yellow one is used for skydiving. When mentioning the DC-10, You warmed my heart again. It was in 1969, when I was as a delegate of my company in the Canary Island (Spain) in Las Palmas, it was just there whwere I saw for the first time our first DC-10. It made its first charter flight there and later in May 1969 it started regular flights to New York. In those days DC-10 was great airplane.

      Comment by sartenada — April 1, 2010 @ 06:16 | Reply

  8. Sartenada, you have beautiful pictures! I particularly love the ones of nature scenery!

    Thank you for visiting my blog (Hootin’ Holler Musings). I do not get on there much anymore because it takes too long for me to download pictures and I have so many things to do.

    Keep on taking those lovely pictures! But maybe you should slow down your driving! 🙂

    Comment by Aleta — April 3, 2010 @ 20:20 | Reply

    • Hello Aleta.

      Thank You visitng here. It was so nice to get Your comment. I have been checking Your three web-pages and I appreciate highly those things You have done. About driving, well, Yes I’ll slow down, but when my car was brand new and in Germany there are no speed limits, I had to test it. Also it was my dream to drive fast. Next June in this summer we’ll go to Germany again to enjoy our car holiday and this time I am driving much, much slowly.🙂

      Comment by sartenada — April 4, 2010 @ 08:17 | Reply

  9. These look great! Crisp images and flyable planes, I showed my husband your post (you left the link on my site) and we both sat reading the post. He too is a plane enthusiast “travel for aircraft blog” which you may want to check out.

    Thanks for sharing this

    Cate

    Comment by Cate — May 6, 2010 @ 16:59 | Reply

    • Hello Cate.

      How nice to read. I have flying and airplanes in my blood, but its so natural if one has been working for his life among them. Maybe in Jun I’ll make a post about our best flying museum. There will be seen some real “perles”.

      Regards.

      Comment by sartenada — May 6, 2010 @ 18:38 | Reply

  10. You have wonderful photographs … especially with regard to composition. You are fortunate to have been able to be on the airfield proper as here, in the USA, we are often restricted to such a safe distance as to make nice photography a difficult proposition.

    Thank you again,

    Joe

    Comment by travelforaircraft — May 8, 2010 @ 20:56 | Reply

    • Hi Joe.

      Thank You for Your comment. Well, I was also surprized to get so close this DC3 on that small airfiels In my job at Helsinki airport I was used to very high safety regulations.

      Comment by sartenada — May 9, 2010 @ 15:26 | Reply

  11. That old DC3 brought back some memories… I never flew as a member of the crew, but did fly from Dallas, Texas to Tulsa, Oklahoma once on a DC3… we landed at several airports in Oklahoma along the way that were almost just cow pastures… grass run ways and farmhouse terminals… but still a fun ride. I think the plane flew sideways about half the way there… what did they call it.. a yaw ….

    Also had occasion to fly in a very small plane from Lima, Peru to Carjarmaca, Peru to visit a gold mine that I was working with and supporting… we landed at 10,000 feet then took a bus to the mine at 14,000 feet… I don’t think the plane was a DC3, but it was pretty small.

    Comment by Chuck Ellis — February 20, 2011 @ 19:23 | Reply

    • Hi Chuck.

      Thank You. I guess that that You have the same kind of feeling than me, that old photos and stories are causing pleasure in us. After Yesterday in my mind awaked so many memories that I was very amazed and thought in my mind where they have been hiding during these years.

      Comment by sartenada — February 21, 2011 @ 08:23 | Reply

  12. Thanks for linking me. I saw your post before and liked it. I really like the fact that it has the view from inside the plane. Didn’t have the luck to have a look in it!

    Comment by apron6 — March 7, 2015 @ 12:28 | Reply

    • Hello Apron6.

      Thank You commenting this post. I knew the flight engineer and that’s why he presented the cockpit to me.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 7, 2015 @ 12:37 | Reply

  13. Fotos maravillosas!
    Debes extrañar mucho momentos como esto!

    Comment by 76sanfermo — March 7, 2015 @ 15:19 | Reply

    • Chiao Anna.

      Eso es.🙂 Ti ringrazio per il commento!

      Feliz domingo

      Comment by Sartenada — March 8, 2015 @ 09:43 | Reply


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