The Spirit of Cologne

The Dornier Do 24 is a 1930s German three-engine flying boat designed by the Dornier Flugzeugwerke for maritime patrol and search and rescue. According to Dornier records, some 12,000 people were rescued by Do 24s during its flying career. A total of 279 were built among several factories from 1937–1945. The DO 24 ATT in this set is a Post-war restoration/amphibian conversion with three Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-45 turboprop engines of which only one was converted. Source: Based on Wikipedia.

The shots in this set were taken on May 20, 2006, right in the center of Cologne. Owner Iren Dornier landed safely on the river Rhine, welcomed by thousands of enthusiastic spectators.