INSIGHTS

“Simply the finest aircraft you can fly”, in the author’s words

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The author flying his immaculate Chipmunk T10, WP833, over California in early 2017 with auxiliary fuel tank dry-installed. The Exercise ‘Northern Venture’ veteran is now registered N833WP. FRANK B. MORMILLO

While you can joke about the propeller ‘turning the wrong way’, or the weird brakes, or the reversefunctioning mixture control, or even the ‘possibility’ that there’s some oil on the underside, it is hard to fly a Chipmunk and not get out of it without a huge smile on one’s face and a feeling of satisfaction, if not excitement.

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