The varied lives of the Saro ‘cousins’

In Service

Cutty Sark G-ACDP in use with Air Service Training at Hamble. It has modified cabin glazing, as did its colleague G-ACDR. AEROPLANE


Over the summer of 1929 the first Cutty Sark was assessed in flying boat form at Cowes by Saro’s Leslie Ash and Stuart Scott. In July, ‘AIP appeared at Olympia, painted light blue and priced at £3,500 (or, with undercarriage, £3,750). It then passed to the MAEE, receiving its certificate of airworthiness.

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