TC-ARI   de Havilland D.H.89 Dragon Rapide                       (c/n 6315)


                                    Here's an interesting shot from the Jerry Elmas collection of one of four Dragon Rapides
                                    operated by Devlet Hava Yollari - Turkish Air Lines before WW II.   TC-ARI was built
                                    as G-ADUM and shipped to Turkey in May of 1936.   The Rapides were used on Istanbul
                                    - Ankara services and were later replaced by a similar number of D.H. 86B Express machines.
                                    After the war the fabric covered de Havillands were replaced with a large fleet of DC-3s
                                    although I suspect that this shot of TC-ARI was, in fact, taken post war.