Aeroplane meets... Frédéric Akary

Flying aerobatics helped lead this French airline pilot into the warbird scene — and he’s operated some of the finest machines on the European circuit


How, when you start displaying warbirds, do you stand out from the crowd? Maybe you buy an aircraft that’s unique, or an example that’s somehow unusual. What’s perhaps more challenging, if you’ve got the resources to own and operate such a machine, is to fly it in a distinctive way. After all, there’s only so much you can do safely with an historic aeroplane, if you don’t want to risk pushing the limits.

But the

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