TWIN PIONEER

Stephen Skinner looks at the capabilities and career of this rugged twin-engine aircraft.

A STOL STORY

G-APRS was airworthy until a few years ago and is currently for sale at Coventry. It had a varied career serving with several operators, including Fisons, British United and the ETPS as XT610. Subsequently it flew with Flight One as G-BCWF before restoration to its initial registration of G-APRS.
Key Collection

The Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer ticked plenty of boxes when it came to establishing a market for a new aircraft in the 1950s. It could land in remarkably confined spaces and was well suited to many military roles.

Spectators at Farnborough Air Show in September 1955 were wowed when they saw the prototype G-ANTP making its first public demonstrations.

Become a Premium Member to Read More

This is a premium article and requires an active Key.Aero subscription to view. You can also access it if you’re subscribed to one of our Key Publishing magazines.

I’m an existing member, sign me in!

I don’t have a subscription…

Why not join our community of aviation enthusiasts? Pick one of our introductory offers and access a wealth of world-class aviation content.