Simon Meade: My Dream Historic Hangar

Simon Meade OBE, ex-RAF Harrier combat pilot and ex-Red One from the Red Arrows, reveals which six aircraft he would have in his money-no-object dream aeroplane collection

Simon Meade with the Red arrows in the Middle East. SIMON MEADE

1. Hawk T1

“I’ve got a couple of thousand hours flying the Hawk T1. Whether you’re flying in formation, at high or low level it’s a versatile and capable aeroplane, and it’s very responsive. There’s not much instrumentation, it’s a 60’s design and there’s no nose that you can see. You really are at the front of everything you do, and it feels as if you’re flying yourself, rather than flying an aeroplane.”

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