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The SMCRI has acquired a single engine, high wing light aircraft equipped with complex and integrated sensory equipment for the purposes of conducting aerial surveys where accurate, georeferenced high definition (HD) imagery are required for scientific purposes. The aircraft is a Glasair Sportsman, a modern design from the USA that offers exceptional performance capabilities for its class and is affordable to operate as it runs on automotive fuel (mogas) as opposed to aviation fuel (avgas). With 6 hours endurance and a cruise speed of 135 knots it allows for vast distances to be covered without refueling.