Aircraft Photo of EI-ABI | De Havilland D.H. 84 Dragon 2 | Aer Lingus Charitable Foundation | AirHistory.net #109447
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:EI-ABI
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 84 Dragon
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 84 Dragon
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 84 Dragon 2
C/n (msn):6105
Operator / Titles:Aer Lingus Charitable Foundation
Aircraft Name:Iolar
Location
City / Airport:Kirchheim unter Teck - HahnweideMap
Country:Germany
Airport Codes:ICAO: EDST   IATA: -   Local: -   Other: -
Event:Oldtimer Fliegertreffen Hahnweide 2013
 
Photo Date:8 September 2013
Photo by:Aad van der Voet
Photo ID: 109447
Photo Comment

"Iolar" enjoying some nice early morning sunshine. This rare 1936-built Dragon, operated by the Aer Lingus Charitable Foundation, is painted like Aer Lingus' very first aircraft, EI-ABI "Iolar", which flew their first service in July 1936. Unfortunately it was shot down by the Luftwaffe in June 1941. Aer Lingus obtained this aircraft 45 years ago for their Historic Flight, and has nurtured it ever since.

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