The de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide was a 1930s short-haul biplane airliner capable of accommodating 6–8 passengers. It was an economical and durable craft despite its relatively primitive plywood construction.
Upon its introduction in summer 1934, it proved to be a popular aircraft with airlines and private civil operators alike, attaining considerable foreign sales in addition to its domestic use.
Upon the outbreak of the World War II, many of the civil Rapides were impressed into service with the Royal Air Force (RAF) and Royal Navy. Referred to in military service by the name de Havilland Dominie, the type was employed for radio and navigation training, passenger transport and communications missions; hundreds of additional Dominies were also constructed during the war.
We used this one for the fantastic British Airways Aviators Commercial. There are a few of them in the UK in a variety of military and civilian schemes. A very capable aircraft which is able to use the shortest of grass strips, meaning you can pretty much plonk one in anywhere.
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