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G-BCWF, Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer III (CN 561) of Flight One Ltd, seen at Perth Scone aerodrome. The aircraft was based at Scone during the summer of 1988 undertaking the All Scotland Survey on behalf of the Scottish Office, a photographic survey completed in record time owing to a spell of exceptionally fine flying weather. Twenty odd years later I undertook the photogrammetric digitisation of this survey as part of my day job.

Originally built as a Mk 1 the aircraft was registered G-APRS and flew with Airwork. In 1965 it was converted to Mk 3 standard and sold to the Ministry of Technology for use by the Empire Test Pilots School as XT610. Released from service in 1975 the aircraft joined Flight One as G-BCWF remaining with them until 1993 when Air Atlantic Group aquired the aircraft and reverted it to its original marks. The aircraft was flown regularly on pasenger work until the late 2000's when it was grounded requiring spar modifications. As of February 2018 the aircraft was due to be broken up with the fusalage turned into a "glamping" venue. Scanned from an original 6 x 6 cm colour negative via Hasselblad X-5

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Taken on July 5, 1988