AEROPLANE MEETS ANNA WALKER

She had her first taste of aviation in Brazil, sitting on her father’s knee. Now this very talented pilot flies Spitfires. It’s been quite a life…

STUART ETHERIDGE

A summer afternoon at an airfield somewhere in the English countryside. From high above, a Bücker Jungmann begins to dance through the blue skies, its stylings indicating the pilot’s utter sympathy with both their machine and the aerobatic art. A deft rolling circle, a perfect slow roll — these are not simple manoeuvres to pull off with such precision, let alone in an aeroplane boasting little in the way of power. Managing the energy, maintaining the line, it’s a masterclass of elegance and expertise honed over many years.

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