Solo Biplane Astro
Scottish Branch were given an insight into the difficulties of navigating the 'Chichester' way.
Brian Walton MRIN, a highly experienced pilot and Ocean yachtmaster, took us into the cramped cockpit of Chichester's unstable seaplane. He explained the difficulties of taking a sight in the maximum 5 seconds allowable of not concentrating whilst at 200 feet, and the limitations of the equipment available. The audience were left with a sense of how remarkable Chichester's Tasman Sea flight was, how inexperienced a pilot he was at the time, and how fortunate he was with the weather and his aircraft's reliability. A fascinating account.
- 22 November 2016
- Scottish Branch