Pilot report: de Havilland DH.60 Cirrus Moth

With ownership of de Havilland DH.60 Cirrus Moth G-EBLV having officially transferred to the Shuttleworth Collection recently, it’s the perfect time for our resident pilot, Dave Unwin, to reflect on a flight in this most charismatic of biplanes

The wind in the wires sigh and the eager roar of the engine subsides to a muted muttering as I ease the throttle back. It’s a profoundly visceral experience, which is enhanced by the beautiful view. Off to starboard, the two huge airship sheds at Cardington loom over the landscape, while to port, Bedfordshire’s famed Old Warden airfield basks in the September sunshine. It’s a timeless scene, and one that could’ve occurred at any time over the last 90 years, as Lima-Victor is even older than the airship sheds.

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