Dakota Anecdotes

 ‘Flying down to Melbourne in the Dakota at 14,000 feet on a cold winter’s day in the early 50s the pilot had trouble keeping the aircraft trimmed – after the third attempt he asked me to check the main cabin. On opening the door from the crew compartment, I was confronted by half a dozen naval ratings running towards me. The officer in charge had thought it a good idea for them to run back and forth to keep warm!’ – Excerpt from “HMAS Albatross A Collection of Memories” A Humorous Flying Experience, by L Kenderdine, ANAM.