This Day in Aviation History
January 17th, 1963
First flight of the Short SC.7 Skyvan.
The Short SC.7 Skyvan (nicknamed the “flying shoebox”) is a 19-seat twin-turboprop aircraft manufactured by Short Brothers of Belfast, Northern Ireland. It is used mainly for short-haul freight and skydiving.
The Skyvan is a high wing, twin-engined all-metal monoplane with a mid-mounted tailplane and twin rudders. The first flight of the Skyvan, the Skyvan 1, was on 17 January 1963. It is affectionately called “the shed” by pilots and crew.
The Short 330 and Short 360 are stretched models of the original SC.7, designed as regional airliners.
Wikipedia, Short SC.7 Skyvan: http://gstv.us/1ZEtyVj
YouTube, Short SC-7 Skyvan 3-100 G-BEOL Landing and Takeoff at Kleine Brogel Air Base Spottersday 2015: http://gstv.us/1ZEsYXz
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