Recently we posted an article about the 75th anniversary of the de Havilland Chipmunk, designed after the Second World War as a primary trainer for air forces. Polish engineer Wsiewolod Jakimiuk was principal designer and led the team in the development of the new trainer at de Havilland Canada. The Chipmunk prototype, CF-DIO-X, first flew on 22nd May 1946 at Downsview, Toronto. The Chipmunk is regarded by many as the greatest light aircraft of all time and is renewed for its handling.
On 22nd May 2021, on the 75th anniversary of the first flight, 16 Chipmunks flew in formation over Old Warden, home of the Shuttleworth Collection.
With thanks to Rod Brown for organising the event, Robert Miller for organising the flying and to the Shuttleworth Collection for hosting the Chipmunk 75th.