The de Havilland DH.89 Dominie was based on the Dragon Rapide civilian transport.
The Dominie was made with a wood frame and a fabric cover.
The radio trainer had a direction finding loop on top of the fuselage.
The DH.89 was first flown on April 17, 1934. The Dominie was evaluated as an reconnaissance plane at first, but the Avro Anson was chosen.
Manufacturing started at de Havilland in Hatfield and was moved to Brush Coachworks in 1942 to make space for Mosquito construction. Construction went until July 1946.
The users of the DH.89 Dominie were Australia, Britain, New Zealand, South Africa, and Spain.