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TITLE
A Highland Airways' Dragon Rapide
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_986_P11
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
1936
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
Sandy McLaren or Hector Paterson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
11017
KEYWORDS
aerial photographs
aerial photography
aeroplanes
A Highland Airways' Dragon Rapide

This photograph shows Highland Airways' de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide, G-ADAJ, flying over Inverness in 1936. It is being piloted by the company's founder and managing director, Captain Ernest Edmund "Ted" Fresson. It was Fresson's favourite aircraft and was named 'Inverness'.

The plane was first registered on 5 June 1935 and delivered to the company in September 1936. It was sold on to a new owner in France in November 1947.

Dragon Rapides were twin-engined short-haul passenger aircraft designed in 1933. They were 10.5 metres long and had a wingspan of 14.6 metres. They could accommodate 8 passengers.


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A Highland Airways' Dragon Rapide

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1930s

aerial photographs; aerial photography; aeroplanes

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Airports & Aircraft

This photograph shows Highland Airways' de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide, G-ADAJ, flying over Inverness in 1936. It is being piloted by the company's founder and managing director, Captain Ernest Edmund "Ted" Fresson. It was Fresson's favourite aircraft and was named 'Inverness'.<br /> <br /> The plane was first registered on 5 June 1935 and delivered to the company in September 1936. It was sold on to a new owner in France in November 1947.<br /> <br /> Dragon Rapides were twin-engined short-haul passenger aircraft designed in 1933. They were 10.5 metres long and had a wingspan of 14.6 metres. They could accommodate 8 passengers. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.