What is it like to fly the delectable Miles Falcon?

Our resident pilot, Dave Unwin, takes to the sky in the UK’s only airworthy Miles Falcon

Anyone who has been fortunate enough to fly a vintage aircraft will know that, just occasionally, magic moments of total timelessness occur. I experienced such an event several years ago while flying Peter Holloway’s beautiful Miles Falcon. Cruising south from Grafham Water on a gorgeous late-summer afternoon, I spotted the unmistakable shapes of the giant airship hangars at Cardington looming in the forward-swept windscreen. With the Falcon’s shapely nose pointing straight at these iconic structures, it was easy to imagine I was a 1936 air-taxi pilot, flying into Old Warden to pick up some chums of Richard Shuttleworth.

A study of the Falcon airborne over Bedfordshire
A study of the Falcon airborne over Bedfordshire KEITH WILSON – SFB PHOTOGRAPHIC


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