Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Improbable flying

Today the beautifully finished - and completely improbable - Fauvel 'Flying Wing' which Graham Saw has been refurbishing in the attic of the tug hangar finally took to the air - with Graham inside it. Not content with a nice sedate circuit and landing, Graham threw in a couple of loops and a chandelle, just to prove that a glider without a tail really does fly. After these successful test flights he took off on an aerotow to deliver it back to the Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden where it forms part of their fine collection of vintage aircraft.

Parachute? I suppose so.

Shuttleworth tug waiting to go
'Take up slack' - note the two towrope attachments to aid stability

1 comment:

Brian said...

If dick dastardly flew a glider - this would be it!

But only Graham would loop it!