Oct 6, 2013
Back where he belongs! 90-year-old pilot who flew in World War Two...
Fred Lamprey, part of the RAF Volunteer Reserve, was called up in 1942 and learnt to fly in the magnificent Tiger Moth biplane in Warwickshire For most remaining World War Two pilots, taking to the skies in a 1940s plane is a distant memory - one that is unlikely to ever be repeated.
True colors - the de Havilland DH82a Tiger Moth, Imperial War Museum, Duxford
The de Havilland Tiger Moth was so important to the Royal Air Force, that its continued production nearly prevented the prototype de Havilland Mosquito from being built! It is quite true that this little biplane trainer was the lynchpin of the Royal Air Force's training system during the period 1939 - 1941, and it was only when they gave assurances ... (more)
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Parkzone Tiger Moth Sneak Peek
Here's a sneak peek of the Parkzone de Havilland Tiger Moth review from the upcoming January 2014 issue of Electric Flight magazine which will be on the newsstands shortly.
The start of it all - W4050, the Mosquito prototype
Many of the most important aircraft of the Second World War never saw combat, had quite a few faults, and sometimes had a flying life which was measured in weeks or even days.