In June, we had the distinct pleasure of participating in the Daks Over Normandy event in connection with the Breitling sponsored DC-3 HB-IRJ.
A month has passed, but we still can’t stop thinking about the sight and sound of all of those DC-3s, C-47s, and an Li-2 gathered together to commemorate the sacrifices and achievements of DDay.
We gathered at the airfield in Lee on Solent, and flew in formation across the English Channel on June 5th, landing at Cherbourg Maupertus Airport. With Cherbourg as our base, we conducted sightseeing flights through the week, and soaked up as much round engine exposure as possible!
The world’s only airworthy Li-2, the Russian version of the C-47. Complete with a Huck Starter!Drag Em OotInside the Cockpit of the Air France DC-3Parajumpers readying:In formation: T6 Camera Ship:Taking in the sights during one spare day in Sainte Mère Eglise and Sainte Marie du Mont:Black Hawks visiting Cherbourg:
Of course, these pictures barely scratch the surface–check out www.daksovernormandy.com to see more background of this amazing event.