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The First Plane to land in Dornoch
The First Plane to land in Dornoch

Monochrome photograph, from the Hardie Albums of the first plane (G-AAGR) to land in Dornoch (see also postcard with date annotation 27th June 1930 at picture #454). A photograph of the landing or take off is at picture #5472..

[National registration records show this aircraft to be an Avro Avian. A report in the Northern Times published on July 2, 1931 (picture #11814) records "Dornoch - Messrs Cohen arrived in their Avro-Avian aero plane at Dornoch on Friday (i.e. 26 Jun 31) evening. They had an uneventful flight, and with the exception of some fog about the east coast, had excellent weather. Crossing England and Scotland to Leuchars (Fife) they alighted at the aerodrome there. Starting up again, they crossed the Grampians and left the coastline at Hopeman, flying swiftly over the Moray Firth to Dornoch Links and gracefully alighted on the Glebe Park. A great crowd welcomed them on their arrival". There is no mention of this being the first aeroplane to land in Dornoch thus, from the date of the Northern Times article, by coincidence G-AAGR may have arrived on virtually the same date in two consecutive years. Administrator 7 Oct 2013]
Picture added on 10 October 2008
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