Contest Organiser Peter Tribe’s BCD Gloster Meteor shown in slow flight - and yes, the Meteor (the F.3 type with short nacelles) was hooked, so this design is eligible!
One of the most experienced UK Carrier flyers, Colchester’s Gary Church drops his BCD Grumman AF Guardian onto the USS Kittyhawk’s No.1 wire with minimum fuss for 2nd place.
Plenty of Carrier models in evidence, but most of the pilots appear to have decamped to the Mess for a spot of lunch!
Ipswich’s Ian Gilbert displays his usual consummate skill during the slow run of the winning flight with his BCD Westland Wyvern, seen here right on the 300 attitude limit.
Watched by his brother Bob, Crawley’s Ken Taylor gets the tail on his BCD Mitsubishi A6M Zero as far down as possible to maximise his slow run time.
Marlborough’s Dr. ‘Black Box’ Welch in action! Mike makes all his own electronic control systems from scratch - and he’s even got an oscilloscope in his workshop to check that all the circuitry is within spec…