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Sep. 09, 1955 - New ''Plane Has Almost'' Copter Performance: A new fixed-wing 'plane with, according to its manufacturers, a near-to-helicopter performance has mad its debut in Britain. It is Scottish Aviation Ltd's Twin Pioneer which can land with a run of only 50 yards. A 16-seater, it came about after nine years of research and planning for an aircraft to serve isolated communities in the rugged Scottish highlands and act as feeder to international air routes. Airborne and landing speeds are less than 50 m.p.h. Photo shows. The twin Pioneer comes in for its slow landing. (Credit Image: © Keystone Pictures USA/