80th birthday for first flight over Mount Everest

Today marks the 80th anniversary of the historic first flight over Mount Everest, when in 1933 The Squadron Commanding Officer Lord Clydesdale, and his ‘B’ Flight Commander Flight Lieutenant David McIntyre, flew two Westland Wallace biplanes on an extended flight over the world’s highest peak.

The legacy left by these two pioneers is a strong aviation hub at Prestwick of which BAE Systems Regional Aircraft – the direct descendant of Scottish Aviation – is a key part.

 

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