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TITLE
Highland Airways' fleet of de Havilland DH84 Dragons
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_989_P5_1
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1930s
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
11022
KEYWORDS
photograph
aeroplanes
airlines
Highland Airways' fleet of de Havilland DH84 Dragons

This photograph shows Highland Airways' fleet of de Havilland DH84 Dragons. The location is almost certainly the Longman Aerodrome in Inverness and the picture was taken sometime between 1935 and 1939.

Dragons are twin-engine short-haul passenger aircraft designed in 1933. They are 10.5 metres long, have a wingspan of 14.4 metres and can accommodate between 6 and 10 passengers. They have a top speed of 167 km/h.

Aircraft G-ACIT was delivered in July 1933 and was originally called "Aberdeen" although it was later renamed "Orcadian". It was withdrawn from use in August 1981 and at the time of writing is in the National Science Museum near Swindon.

Aircraft G-ADCT was delivered to Highland Airways in June 1935 and was called "Orcadian". It crashed at the Longman Aerodrome on 14 December 1939.

Aircraft G-ACETwas delivered in September 1934 and was named "Kirkwall". It was impressed into RAF service in July 1940 as AW171.

The identity of the fourth aircraft is unknown.


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Highland Airways' fleet of de Havilland DH84 Dragons

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1930s

photograph; aeroplanes; airlines

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Airports & Aircraft

This photograph shows Highland Airways' fleet of de Havilland DH84 Dragons. The location is almost certainly the Longman Aerodrome in Inverness and the picture was taken sometime between 1935 and 1939.<br /> <br /> Dragons are twin-engine short-haul passenger aircraft designed in 1933. They are 10.5 metres long, have a wingspan of 14.4 metres and can accommodate between 6 and 10 passengers. They have a top speed of 167 km/h.<br /> <br /> Aircraft G-ACIT was delivered in July 1933 and was originally called "Aberdeen" although it was later renamed "Orcadian". It was withdrawn from use in August 1981 and at the time of writing is in the National Science Museum near Swindon.<br /> <br /> Aircraft G-ADCT was delivered to Highland Airways in June 1935 and was called "Orcadian". It crashed at the Longman Aerodrome on 14 December 1939.<br /> <br /> Aircraft G-ACETwas delivered in September 1934 and was named "Kirkwall". It was impressed into RAF service in July 1940 as AW171.<br /> <br /> The identity of the fourth aircraft is unknown. <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.<br />