This year marks the 80th anniversary of the first flight of the Chilton DW1, an event celebrated recently at the ultralight’s birthplace at Chilton Foliat, Berkshire. Among the guests was the founder and first editor of this magazine, who recalls the birth and formative years of the Chilton Aircraft company
CHILTON DW1 80TH
DW1 G-AFGH and DW1A G-AFSV were brought in by road to be displayed on the lawn.
“In a wooden building hidden discreetly under the trees at the rear of Chilton Lodge, Ward and Dalrymple planned a beautifully proportioned and charismatic design”