Dornier Do-24ATT visits Santa Barbara Airport
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The unique Dornier Do-24ATT turbo-prop, tri-motor amphibian, call sign Romeo Papa Charlie two four zero three, recently visited the Santa Barbara Airport. It departed from the Santa Barbara Airport at 11:45 A.M. on Monday, October 10 and flew to the Los Angeles Yacht Club, Cabrillo Beach, where it made a water landing. It was displayed there until October 12. It toured the San Diego Maritime Museum, San Francisco Bay, and Lake Tahoe. It returned to Santa Barbara on October 24. In coming months, it will be touring Central and South America.
The Do-24ATT is registered in the Phillipines as RP-C2403, call sign Romeo Papa Charlie two four zero three. It was originally powered by three radial engines, but it was converted to three Pratt & Whitney PT6A-45B's in 1983. Its entire wing was replaced and landing gear added.
Link to the Dornier Do-24 web site
The Do-24ATT departed from the Santa Barbara Airport at 11:45 A.M. an Monday October 10. It is on display in Los Angeles Harbor near Cabrillo Beach.
On Saturday, october 8, I was granted the opportunity to photograph the Do-24ATT up close.
The Do-24ATT has been joined by another classic tri-motor, Classic Designs of Tampa Bay Boeing 727-21, N727PX.
It was still sitting under the marine layer overcast on Monday, September 19.
I spotted the Do-24ATT on Saturday, September 17 after photographing Tanker 55 at the Santa Barbara Air Attack Station.
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