The Dakota Hunter

A Film by Axel Ebermann

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

Posted in Netherlands | Tagged , , , , , , , , , |

Taking the Plunge

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

Posted in thailand | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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.  

Posted in thailand | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dakota Reef in Phuket

Loading four derelict Dakotas on a barge to sink them to form an artificial reef is already an enormous logistical operation for Rainer Gottwald, the president of the CEO of the Thai Diving Association. Not even counting in  Hans, who is lobbying to … Continue reading

Posted in thailand | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Sinking Dakotas in Turkey

  So apparently sinking Dakotas to create artificial reefs for divers is THE hot thing to do. Hans, through his extensive spy network of fellow Dakota enthusiasts, has currently set his sights on some planes in Turkey. They were donated … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , |