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Chipmunk WP903

DeHavilland Chipmunk WP903 (G-BCGC) is a small aircraft with a big reason to take part in this summer's Royal International Air Tattoo.

The aircraft, which will be attending the airshow as part of the Air Tattoo's 'Queen's Diamond Jubilee' celebrations, was used by HRH Prince Charles for flying training and was painted in Royal Flight colours for the task.

The aircraft, which is still in its distinctive Royal Flight colours, is currently owned by Stephen Geeves and operated by the Henlow Chipmunk Club based at RAF Henlow.

Prince Charles learned to fly on this Chipmunk culminating in his first solo flight at RAF Bassingbourn on January 14, 1969. It still features the red warning lamp (the 'Parrot') which was a specific modification during its Royal service.

“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

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Former Formula 1 Racing Driver

“Probably the most complete air show I’ve ever been to!”

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut

“This is THE best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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