Next February Namibia Commercial Aviation’s DC-6B (above) will arrive in Australia for a two-month long tour to commemorate Australia’s centenary of powered flight. (Historically speaking, I presume they mean the centenary of Australia’s powered passenger flight–which occurred in 1911–as Australia’s first powered flight was in 1909.)
The DC-6B, V5-NCG serial no. 45564, was the last DC-6B built and is one of only approximately 50 DC-6s that remain in flying condition worldwide. More than 700 DC-6s were built. Namibia Commercial Aviation recovered V5-NCG in 1998 and flew it again in 2001. It primarily operates charters out of Namibia in southern Africa.
The tour will comprise joy flights in every Australian state and territory as well as a number of intercity flights, ranging from a 45 minute Canberra to Sydney ($250) to a six hour Perth-Darwin ($1650). It’s expensive but possibly the last time such an aircraft can be experienced.
Namibia Commercial Aviation is taking expressions of interests but cannot sell tickets until they receive approval. Go here for more details.
View more photos of V5-NCG here and below:
Fly on a DC-6 in 2011 in Australia
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