Q.3 :- Why does the narrator say, “I landed and was not sorry to walk away from the old Dakota…”?
Dakota’s status among flying community is same as a Maruti 800 is having among cars, or an old scooter is having among two wheelers. These models are the basic means of conveyance. People don’t feel elated while commuting by them. So more often than not a pilot coming out of an old Dakota always feels sorry for having to fly such an old and rickety model.
But in this story as the pilot weathered the storm and landed safely so he was more than happy to come out from the old Dakota.