UNIQUE COLLECTION OF GERMAN AIRCRAFT TO DISPLAY AT BIGGIN HILL AIR FAIR 2006

A unique collection of German aircraft from the era of the 1930s and 1940s will be on display in the air and on the ground at the 2006 Biggin Hill International Air Fair on 3rd & 4th June. The collection includes a rare example of the Klemm 35 gull-wing monoplane that first flew in 1935. The tandem open cockpit layout made it popular as a training machine with the wartime Luftwaffe and later with air forces of Sweden, Hungary and Rumania. Other rare specimens are the radial-engined Focke-Wulf FW44 Stieglitz (Goldfinch) biplane basic trainer from the mid-1930s and the Bucker Bu181 Bestmann, the first trainer adopted by the 1940s Luftwaffe with side-by-side seating. All aircraft are in original authentic colour schemes. Two further examples of Bucker aircraft are included, the Bu131 Jungmann biplane trainer dating to 1939, this aircraft owned by Mr Bucker himself, and the elite Bu133 Jungmeister that was developed to provide aerobatic and advanced handling training for the military pilots of the day. The classic Jungmeister is powered by the same sturdy Siemens radial engine.