Aircraft Photo of G-ACIT | De Havilland D.H. 84 Dragon 1 | Highland Airways | AirHistory.net #56740
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:G-ACIT
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 84 Dragon
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 84 Dragon
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 84 Dragon 1
C/n (msn):6039
Operator / Titles:Highland Airways
Aircraft Name:Aberdeen
Location
City / Airport:Wroughton (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:ICAO: EGDT   IATA: -   Local: -   Other: -
Collection:Science Museum Wroughton
 
Photo Date:30 August 2005
Photo by:Aad van der Voet
Photo ID: 56740
Photo Comment

On display in its original Highland Airways colours. It was delivered to that airline in 1933, and used for the inauguration of their Aberdeen-Orkney service in July 1934 (hence the aircraft's name). After that it saw service with several operators, but always kept the same registration. In Sep 1971 it became part of the Historic Aircraft Museum at Southend. This museum closed and saw its aircraft auctioned off in May 1983, which is where the Science Museum acquired it. In 1993 it was fully refurbished and painted in the historic Highland colours you see here.

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