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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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