The Flight Collection Scorpion Photographs from Iceland

These photographs were taken by Flight Magazine photographer L.W. "Mac" MacLaren, when Flight Magazine from England visited the 57th FIS in the autumn of 1955. A few of them were seen in an article that appeared in the magazine early in 1956, but the majority has never been seen by aviation enthusiasts. 

These air to air masterpieces were taken over the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull. In many of them the highest peak of Iceland, Hvannadalshnjúkur, the top of the extinct(!) volcano, Öræfajökull is visible below.

The collection of negatives exists today within the:

Flight Collection
Quadrant House,
The Quadrant, Sutton
Surrey, SM2 5AS

Tel. 020 8652 8888

The price of an 8x10 print was 10 pounds sterling at the time of publication.

The photographs are reproduced here in low resolution with the permission of the Flight Collection 
and are not to be used without their permission.

There are altogther 20 different photographs of airplanes in the Collection from this trip.

There are altogether 20 different photos in the set.

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