The Two Thousand Feet Aviation Podcast

Spitfire in a Living Room; Learning to Fly at 90

January 10, 2020 Season 1 Episode 22
The Two Thousand Feet Aviation Podcast
Spitfire in a Living Room; Learning to Fly at 90
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The Two Thousand Feet Aviation Podcast
Spitfire in a Living Room; Learning to Fly at 90
Jan 10, 2020 Season 1 Episode 22
Artyom Liss; Tony Dyer; Richard Gent

We meet Tony Dyer, who re-builds original World War II cockpits and keeps them in his living room. And in his garage. And in his hallways. And in his shed. And also, in the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection. How do you get hold of an original Spitfire control stick? And how do you put together a Hurricane cockpit from hundreds, thousands of different bits?
Across the ocean, in Texas, Richard Gent has just solo-ed again. At the age of 90. After a 48-year gap in his flying career. Why? And what is it like, to learn to fly at that age?

Show Notes

We meet Tony Dyer, who re-builds original World War II cockpits and keeps them in his living room. And in his garage. And in his hallways. And in his shed. And also, in the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection. How do you get hold of an original Spitfire control stick? And how do you put together a Hurricane cockpit from hundreds, thousands of different bits?
Across the ocean, in Texas, Richard Gent has just solo-ed again. At the age of 90. After a 48-year gap in his flying career. Why? And what is it like, to learn to fly at that age?

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