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One of the most distinctive shapes in the sky is the Extra EA400 six-seat touring aircraft, developed by Walter Extra GmbH of Dinslaken, Germany, a firm better-known for its unlimited competition aerobatic aircraft. The EA400 first took to the air in 1996. It boasts a pressurised cabin and very light weight thanks to carbon fibre construction, this and the 350hp Continental piston engine helping deliver rapid performance. A turboprop version, the EA500, has also been developed. The EA400 is being provided by Swiss pilot Bruno Stocker, a long-time friend of the show.

“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

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Jenson Button, Formula 1 Racing Driver

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Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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