One of my interests is flying, particularly upside down. I run a Beagle Pup, which is a metal, low wing aerobatic trainer of British design.
Flyer magazine article
Charlie Victor was one of the last handful of aircraft assembled
in 1970 after Beagle Aircraft closed down. It spent its life with
a flying school in Switzerland before I flew it back to England
This picture was taken at Aachen, Germany in the summer of 1997.
Those who know light aircraft will agree that a Beagle Pup
is far and away the best possible light single one could have.
Climbing into a Beagle after flying something else is like stepping
off a double decker bus into a sports car.
I didn't do much flying in 1998 because the aircraft was having work done, including a complete strip and repaint.
My daughter (right) and her friend after committing aviation.
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Photo by Natasha
In the Spring Special 1999 edition, Flyer magazine ran a comparison of the Beagle Pup and the Piper Cherokee, featuring Charlie Victor for the flight test.
Photos, ©John Colley & Flyer, reproduced with permission
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