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Flying Aboard a Special C-47

Daks Over Normandy promises to be a once in a lifetime event marking the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings (#DDay75). For a week in June 2019, the skies over the United Kingdom and France will be filled with the roar of the engines of more than thirty DC-3s and Dakota C-47s in the largest gathering of the type in a D-Day commemoration.

An event of this complexity and import does not just happen. It requires years of careful planning, fundraising, and training. Our very own Scottie was privileged to be able to join the D-Day Squadron for a formation training flight aboard one of the most famous C-47s of all – That’s All Brother – the plane that led the main airborne invasion of Normandy.


Read more about Scottie’s adventure aboard That’s All Brother here.

The Daks Over Normandy team deserves our gratitude for their unflinching efforts to pay homage to the brave souls who assaulted the beaches of Normandy and changed the course of the world. Thank you.

The Daks Over Normandy aerial armada will be flying in a wide formation between the parallel red lines below on Wednesday, June 5. If you are between these red lines you will see the flyover.

Below is a selection of tweets from today’s #DaksOverDuxford event.

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