The Dakota Hunter

A Film by Axel Ebermann

Dakota Hunter, The Book

The Book “The Dakota Hunter” in English version will soon be released in USA/ Canada/ UK, expected by 23 March 2015 For more information and direct ordering at Amazon, Barnes & Nobles etc, please click to www.dc3dakotahunter.com

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The Shining

Dakota wingtips look their best when they shine like a mirror. However the original wings are coated with several layers of anti-corrosion paint that Hans calls it the ‘paint in the butt’. It took Hans several years to find somebody … Continue reading

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Mosquito Planes in Florida

A number of Dakotas lived out their lives being used as┬áspray planes for mosquito control in Florida. Hans Wiesman is touring the local airstrips hoping to find some hidden treasures.    

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Taking the Plunge

A Dakota in the ocean. Hans Wiesman can’t help himself…      

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Drug Smuggling

Quite a number of Dakotas in Colombia were in some way involved in the very lucrative business of drug trafficking – either by transporting drugs directly or by hauling supplies for the producers. If caught the planes get seized. This … Continue reading

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Hidden Treasures

Everybody in Villavicencio seems to have some random Dakote parts somewhere. Here Hans discovered a steering column in a backyard. The part has since been restored and is part of the permanent Dakota exhibition at the ‘Wings of Liberation’ Museum … Continue reading

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The Lifeline

The Dakota is the lifeline to very remote communties in the middle of the Colombian jungle. Everything from cement to life stock is flown in by the Dakota. Every arrival of the legendary plane is a social event that nobody … Continue reading

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Love and Peace

Muslim clerics and Buddhist monks sitting in unison to give their blessings to the Dakotas that are being sunk in Phuket to form an artificial reef.  

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Dakota Hunter – The Book

Although we traveled all over the world to make the documentary a film can only cover so much… For everybody who cannot get enough of ┬áthe adventures of the Dakota Hunter Hans has written a book about his life and … Continue reading

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Fire watch: Starting the engines

Hans wanted to check out some remote unpaved airstrips in the middle of the Colombian Jungle that can only be reached by the Dakota. He had heard rumors, that quite a few Dakota wrecks that did not survice the rough … Continue reading

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