Very detailed as usual Aharon ...do the IAF still use the DC-3 ?
And in response to your questions about my Dak flights .... A long time ago they were, for me anyway ...Auckland to Hamilton, Hamilton to Ohakea, Ohakea to wellington, wellington to wood bourne, and finally ...Woodbourne to Wigram.
It took all day to get home on leave
I was lucky to get a Dak flight ... it was mostly B-170 (Bristol Freighters) back then. More recently ...well, maybe the very late 90's, I flew on ZK-AMY, around Christchurch for an hour or so sipping champagne on a sunset flight ....it was magic.