The Dakota Hunter – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Wednesday – 10am (EASTERN)


WEDNESDAY – Filmmaker Axel Ebermann joins Matt Jolley on Warbird Radio LIVE to discuss is new documentary “The Dakota Hunter.”   Dutchman Hans Wiesman is completely and utterly in love – with a seventy year old cargo plane: The legendary DC3 ‘Dakota’.

Is it her shiny polished aluminum hull? The round and delicate shape of her wingtips? Or the history of the war bird, that transported American paratroopers during the liberation of the Netherlands in WW II? It is most probably all of the above, plus Hans’ childhood memories of his upbringing in postcolonial Borneo, where he saw the ‘Dakota’ as an almost mystical connection to the outside world. Hans, as his alter ego the ‘Dakota Hunter’, now scours the world to find Dakota parts that he donates to museums or turns into designer furniture.

On his quest he talks Malagasy air force commanders into selling him their ‘Dakota’ scrap yards, argues with Thai officials why they should remove wingtips for him before they sink the planes to build artificial reefs and lights up with joy when he finds the rare forgotten storage room full of Dakota parts in the jungle of Colombia.

Tune in this Wednesday morning and hear the amazing story at 10am (EASTERN) right here on

QUICK LINK:  The Dakota Hunter Website

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SKYPE:  warbirdradio


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