Flybe Dash 8 -400Q Passenger aircraftT approaching Inverness airport in the Scottish Highlands ready for landing.

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Distinguishing features of the Dash 8 design are the large T-tail intended to keep the tail free of prop wash during takeoff, a very high aspect ratio wing, the elongated engine nacelles also holding the rearward-folding landing gear, and the pointed nose profile. First flight was on June 20, 1983, and the airliner entered service in 1984 with NorOntair. In 1984, Piedmont Airlines, formerly Henson Airlines, was the first US customer for the Dash 8. Bombardier Dash 8, previously the de Havilland Canada DHC-8 Dash 8, is a regional turboprop aircraft that was previously delivered in three size categories, typically seating from 37 max (Q100) to 86 max (Q400 NextGen). Only the larger Q400 model remains in production at the present time. The following lists both former and current operators.
Location: Hillhead Road, Inverness IV2 7JG, UK