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Posted by [email protected] on February 17, 2014 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (1)

Hi People,

N11ZE has been sold. watch this space for news on its up coming airworthy restoration.

N104DV ex VH-DHA For Sale

Posted by [email protected] on September 22, 2013 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (13)

Hi People,

Paul Gillies has N104DV ex VH-DHA up for sale, he has provided the details below.


De Havilland DH 104 Series 5/6 Dove


The Dove is a twin-engine, unpressurised cabin class aircraft with 380 hp supercharged piston engines, constant speed propellers and fully retractable undercarriage. The type first flew in September 1945 and was produced for 22 years.

This aircraft is serial number 04514 manufactured in 1961 one of the last built to series 5 standard. Initially used in the U.K for corporate work it came to Australia in 1970, was converted to a Series 6 and registered DHA for the Dept. of Health and operated in Darwin until replaced by the GAF Nomad in 1977. Since then it has been used for Charter and Freight. The aircraft has now been refurbished and returned to original passenger layout. It is IFR in the Private category.


Airframe total time: 10226 hrs

Engines: - (TBO 1600)

Port S/n 66525 with 1030 hrs to overhaul.

Starboard S/n 66814 with 290 hrs to overhaul.

Propellers: - (TBO 1600)

Port S/n A12794 has 1585 hrs to overhaul.

Starboard S/n A11140 has 995 hrs to overhaul.

Inspection Status

An annual inspection is required as per local country standards, FAA/CAA/CASA

Installed Equipment

King Silver series avionics.

Two Nav/Comm.’s KX155

Two ADF’s KR85/KR87

One Transponder KT72A


One Audio/Marker Panel KMA24

One HF Collins 200

One Garmin 100 VFR GPS

One ELT (C91a) Artex 110


A 52 Imp. Gallon, Long Range fuel tank. (not installed)

4 cabin seats. (5 installed)

A ‘porta-potty’ toilet.

Tinted cabin windows to reduce UV effect on the interior.

The aircraft is pre-wired for a compass /HSI system.


De Havilland DH 104 Series 5/6 Dove


Flight Planning info.


Max. Take-off Wt. 3991kgs Full main fuel 168gal/764L-542kgs

Max Landing Wt. 3930kgs With L/R tank 220gal/1027L-730kgs

Operating Wt. (inc pilot) 2730kgs Normal burn. 30gal/136L-hr

Max Payload 1261kgs


With full main fuel 719kgs

Approx 8 passengers and small baggage.

4 hours 45’ and 45’reserve. Range approx 700nm.

And Long Range fuel 531kgs

Approx 6 passengers and small baggage.

6 hours 30’ and 45’ reserve. Range approx 975nm.


I presently hold a time expired engine for rebuilding and various engine accessories.

I have a fresh main wheel and tyre, new nose tyre and various tooling. All these items should go with the aircraft. Price is negotiable.

Other spares are available in Australia, NZ and in the UK, surprisingly the USA has a fair amount of Dove and Heron parts. With nearly 550 Doves and 100 odd Herons produced parts are not too hard to source. The Dove is quite popular with the NZ’ers.

Please contact me at:-

[email protected]

Regards, Paul A Gillies


photo's can be viewed in our galleries at http://dh104preservation.webs.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=15115547

Regards D.P.G

Al Mahatta Museum

Posted by [email protected] on September 16, 2013 at 3:40 AM Comments comments (0)

.Hi People,

New D.P.G Member, Laurence has emailed this link to a great page he wrote about RAF Sharjah, Al Mahatta Museum.


Regards, D.P.G

NZ Wings Artical

Posted by [email protected] on August 29, 2013 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi People,

We found this NZ Wings artical on Ted Rudge whom operated Doves in Australia in the 90's

Check it out at http://www.pacificwingsmagazine.com/

Australian Dove Census

Posted by [email protected] on August 7, 2013 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi People,

We are conducting a Census on the whereabouts of any DH.104's in Australia.

If you have any Info on the locations of any Dove's or parts thereof would be great.

We are also eager to add more photo albums so any photo's you can provide would be fantastic.

Email us at [email protected]

Regards D.P.G

We are Live!

Posted by [email protected] on July 31, 2013 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)