Restoration: Delightfully de Havilland
The last flying D.H.89 Dragon Rapide in the United States.
- By Diane Tedeschi
- Air & Space magazine, March 2002
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He has taken the Dragon to airshows all over the West coast and to the annual fly-in at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. "You know, you take it to an airshow, and it doesn't matter what's there-it's even been beside a B-17 and a B-24-and the crowd just seems to go to it," he says. "And of course, everybody wants to take a ride in it." It is the only flying Dragon Rapide in the United States.
Still, Schell feels it is time to move on, and he's looking for another airplane to restore. First, though, he'd like to sell the D.H.89 to a buyer who would appreciate it. "I've had this one for over ten years," he says, "and I think it's time for somebody else to have some fun."