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Prince Charles's instructor reunited with Chipmunk

On 14 August at Goodwood aerodrome, retired Gp Capt Philip Pinney met up again with de Havilland Canada Chipmunk T10 WP903, in which he taught HRH Prince Charles to fly during 1968-69

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How I learned to fly, RAF-style

Any pilot will tell you that the process of learning never stops. For many an air force recruit, those days began at the RAF College Cranwell, just as they did in the 1950s for this then-new trainee, taking him right the way through from Tiger Moth to Vampire

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When the RAF flew two Chipmunks around the world

It was the ultimate celebration of the DHC Chipmunk: an around-the-world flight by the RAF. A quarter of a century on, we recall Exercise ‘Northern Venture’ — strange fuels, wild horses, Russian extortion and more…

Chipmunk for Microsoft Flight Simulator Ready for Take-Off

Aeroplane Heaven has announced the de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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De Havilland's ten greatest aircraft: do you agree?

Steve Beebee attempts the impossible – picking out the ten greatest aircraft from the immortal de Havilland stable

DE HAVILLAND CHIPMUNK TURNS 75

On 22nd May, the iconic de Havilland Chipmunk trainer turns 75. We've hand picked some of our favourite pictures of the aeroplane from our archive to celebrate the last three quarters of a century...