AEROPLANE meets… ESKIL AMDAL

When it comes to flying fighters, from Spitfire to F-35, this Norwegian test pilot has broader experience than most — and as the pilot of Europe’s only airworthy F-104 Starfighter, he’s recently enjoyed a fascinating new challenge

You can fly the Spitfire, the Mustang, the F-104, the MiG-15, the F-16, the F-35, and the philosophy around the cockpit and the handling is the same. They’re made for a purpose. Some of them may be more specialised in a certain field, but they all fly like a fighter.”

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