The de Havilland DH.104 Dove was a British monoplane short-haul airliner from de Havilland, the successor to the biplane de Havilland Dragon Rapide and was one of Britain's most successful post-war civil designs. The design came about from the Brabazon Committee report which called for a British designed short-haul feeder for airlines. Production of the Dove and its variants totalled 542 including 127 military Devon C.2s and 13 Sea Devons, the last example being delivered in 1967. The Dove first flew on 25 September 1945. The first of the type to fly in Dan Air colours in January 1960. The last flew in February 1965. Only two of the 11 seat aircraft served with the company. They were one of the few types of aircraft that were suitable to land at one of Plymouth's grass landing strips. Only two of the type served in Dan Air colours and they are shown here. There are thumbnail images of all the liveries the aircraft wore whilst with Dan Air, and in many cases, the prior and subsequent liveries with other operators. The thumbnail images can be enlarged by simply clicking on them.
Type: Mk 1b
Serial Number: 04023
Entered Service : 04/01/60
Last Flown : 19/02/65
Obtained From : College of Aeronautics
Notes: Sold to : Keegan Aviation Ltd =
Type: Mk 1b
Serial Number: 04168
Entered Service : 05/02/60 (Delivery date)
Last Flown : 25/10/63
Obtained From : Hants and Sussex Aviation
Notes: This aircraft was 11 years old when it arrived at Dan Air.