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.