Rare Bird

The Focke-Wulf Stieglitz is an example of Teutonic thoroughness. At 80 years old India-Golf is still responsive, powerful and delivering a sparkling roll rate, as Dave Unwin discovers

PILOT’S PERSPECTIVE FOCKE-WULF STIEGLITZ

Dave Unwin flying Focke-Wulf Stieglitz G-STIG from Old Warden. ALL KEYDUNCAN CUBITT

Even from a distance I could see that the Focke-Wulf Fw 44 Stieglitz - German for goldfinch - looks like a real thoroughbred. It’s fair to say that it’s a pretty rare bird. Indeed, the example standing in front of me at Old Warden was the only one I’d ever seen.

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