The Dragon operated many air routes within Scotland during the 1930s. Most of the airlines in Scotland at that time flew Dragons.

Jim Mollison and his wife Amy Johnson attempted to break the record for the world’s longest flight, using a Dragon. After some mishaps they flew from Wales to the USA but ran out of fuel just short of the record.

This Dragon was built in 1942. After the Second World War it was used in Australia by the Northern Territory Aerial Medical Service and then by Reverend Les Nixon for the ‘Outback Patrol’, a Christian community service.

Date:  1942
Mark: 1
Crew: 1 (pilot)
Passengers: 6
Top speed: 134 mph (214 km/h)
Range: 560 miles (896 km)

de Havilland Dragon

de Havilland Dragon

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de Havilland Dragon cockpit

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Most of our aircraft collection is on display at the National Museum of Flight, but some planes and gliders can be found in the National Museum of Scotland.
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