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6/24/1960: First Flight of the Hawker Siddeley HS 748

DALLAS – Today In Aviation, the prototype Hawker Siddeley HS 748 (G-APZV) took to the skies for the first time from the manufacturer’s Woodford aircraft factory in 1960. Chief test Pilot J.G. Harrison was at the controls.

Nicknamed “Budgie” the HS 748 was a mainstay of the Dan Air fleet until its demise in 1992. Photo: Ken Fielding, CC BY-SA 3.0

The Aircraft


The HS 748 was versatile, robust and reliable regional airliner, powered by two Rolls-Royce Dart engines. Designed and built as a replacement for the venerable Douglas DC-3, it could carry between 44 and 52 passengers read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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