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Picture of the Edgley EA-7 Optica Srs 301 aircraft

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More: Northampton - Sywell (ORM / EGBK)
More: UK - England, September 6, 2009
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G-BOPO (cn 021) It was a real treat to see an Optica in the air again. The Optica first flew in 1979 with the unusual ducted fan pusher propellor. It has excellent low speed characteristics and superb all round visibility making it a cheaper alternative to helicopters for surveillance operations such as Police work. It is hoped that these may soon re-enter production
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A visitor from Mexico posted Fri April 4, 2014:
A flying sperm.

A visitor from - posted Fri April 1, 2011:
Must be very noisy in that cockpit ...

A visitor from United States posted Sun September 5, 2010:
Excellent! I hope these do come back! Spot on!!!

A visitor from Austria posted Fri June 18, 2010:
Unusual A/C captured with very good detail and nicely blurred "dynamic" scenery conveying motion.

A visitor from United States posted Fri June 18, 2010:
New picture - new bizarre aircraft!

A visitor from France posted Fri June 18, 2010:
This ... thing (?) only can made in England ... (Alouette cellule)

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri June 18, 2010:
Oh wow, a blast from the past - this pic brought a huge smile to my face from nostalgia. An instantly recognisable shape - are they really coming back? I hope so!

A visitor from Italy posted Tue September 15, 2009:
Oh my... What's that? Cool!!! :D :D

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