Start time: 7.30 p.m. (AGM 7.00 p.m.)
Many of the early fighters built during WWI were agile, nimble and inherently unstable. The talk is a mixture of a technical explanation, anecdotes and pilot’s notes from the time. In the latter part of the talk a comparison is made between the unstable, agile and high workload Camel, the stable fighters that came after, which were less agile but easier to fly. Finally, a comparison will be made with the Typhoon, today’s front line RAF fighter, which is again unstable and agile but has carefree handling.