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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Mosquito Planes in Florida

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

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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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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  the 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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When it rains it pours…

We were originally scheduled to fly to a different airfield that morning – but the rain shut everything down. Well – everything except Hans who got antsy and went out on a treasure hunt to find Dakota parts in the … Continue reading

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Chop, Chop

In order to transport a Dakota as a whole the plane would have to be anchored on deck of a cargo ship. And that is forbiddingly expensive. So the only way to get those precious parts to museums and collectors is to … Continue reading

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On location in Villavicencio, Colombia

Three years ago, when Hans first heard of Dakota parts at this remote airfield he was not allow to go because it was deemed too dangerous of a place for a Westerner. Things have changed a lot but we certainly … Continue reading

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