Warbird pilot Dave Ratcliffe on getting to grips with the Buchón today
BATTLE OF BRITAIN BUCHÓNS
With the population of airworthy Buchóns burgeoning, more modern-day warbird pilots have been introduced to this challenging, but rewarding, aeroplane. Dave Ratcliffe, best-known for his Spitfire displays with the Aircraft Restoration Company, is one. Following a comprehensive briefing from ARC managing director John Romain, one of the most seasoned of current Buchón exponents, he flew the ARC-operated example ‘Yellow 10’ and the aircraft that was owned by Richard Lake.