Magical Maggie

Few modern-day pilots have sampled the Miles Magister, a classic wartime trainer. FlyPast’s Dave Unwin describes a flight in the famous ‘Maggie’, with photography by Keith Wilson

Dave Unwin completes pre-flight checks at Old Warden.
Dave Unwin flying Miles Magister G-AKPF from Old Warden in 2012.
ALL KEITH WILSON

As I walked out to the bright yellow aircraft on a beautiful summer’s day in 2012 at Old Warden, Bedfordshire, I was very much looking forward to the forthcoming flight.

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