Built in 1959, this Dornier 27 (s/n 392) was used as a research platform starting in 1960. Registered as YA+913 and later 56+84, the aircraft was assigned to ESt 61 (Erprobungsstelle) in Oberpfaffenhoffen and later served the German Test- and Research Institute for Aviation and Spaceflight (DFVLT) in Braunschweig. She is still wearing the latter's paint scheme today.
In 1969, the aircraft was equipped with one of the first Fly-By-Wire systems for flight test. During demonstration flights in 1971, NASA-astronaut Neil Armstrong was on board of the aircraft, taking control of the side stick.
In 1994, the meanwhile D-EDFL-registered aircraft was transferred to the flying group of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and remained in Braunschweig for another 24 years, being used for glider
towing on behalf of the DLR and air-to-air photo missions for various experimental flights.
Since 2018, the aircraft is privately owned. With her appearance on various airshows, she continues to commemorate the aviation achievements of the Dornier 27.
Max. Take Off Weight:
Stallspeed (Flaps 35):
Lycoming GO-480 (274 hp, 6cyl.)
2 x 110 L
ca. 60 L/h
3,5 h / 400 NM / 745 km
4 - 6
180 kt / 333 km/h
115 kt / 213 km/h
24 kt / 44 km/h
NASA-astronaut Neil Armstrong on the side stick of the experimental aicrraft Dornier 27, operated by the DFVLR 1971 (Photo by DLR)
Airshows & More 2019:
26th/27th April - Ausmotten QUAX Fliegerclub in Bienenfarm (EDOI) - CANCELLED WX
12th May - 1. Fly In Diepholz (ETND)
15th June - Tag der Bundeswehr 2019 Nordholz (ETMN)
19th-21st July - Do27 Meeting Bad Gandersheim (EDVA)
07th/08th September - Flugtag Bundeswehr Gatow (EDBG)
13th-15th September - Oldtimer Meeting Hahnweide (EDST)
2020 - no airshows due to COVID19, stay tuned for 2021!!!
Unfortunately, cool airplanes tend to be expensive. To keep the historic Dornier 27 in an airworthy condition and show her on various airshows, your financial help is highly appreciated. Order a sticker, patch or come fly with her. Thank you for the support.