Advanced Flight Training. Sherburn in Elmet Aerodrome, New Lennerton Lane, Sherburn in Elmet, Leeds LS25 6JE

© 2019 Advanced Flight Training

Telephone: 01977 680998 or 07734 167749 Email: info@advancedflighttraining.co.uk

The de Havilland Chipmunk

June 21, 2016

The Chipmunk is AFT's unofficial mascot and belongs to their CFI.

Designed by de Havilland (Canada), the Chipmunk was an immediate hit in the UK when, in 1950, it entered service with RAF’s University Air Squadrons. Appropriately Leeds UAS were among the first to convert from the preceding Tiger Moth biplane. Exported to numerous (mostly military) operators around the world, the ‘Chippie’ is rightly regarded as one of the finest primary training aircraft ever conceived. The RAF’s Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at Coningsby in Lincolnshire retain two Chipmunks for converting fast jet pilots to the Hurricane and Spitfire. Resplendent in its original Portuguese Air Force markings, G-UANO is always a popular sight at Sherburn Airfield. On 22 May 2016 it was among the 49 Chipmunks that attended the type’s 70th anniversary at Old Warden airfield in Bedfordshire.

 

 

Please reload

Featured Posts

New Year; New Career?

January 9, 2017

1/2
Please reload

Recent Posts

September 11, 2018

September 7, 2017

June 15, 2017

Please reload

Archive
Please reload

Search By Tags