Air Enthusiast 2001-11
As part of its long and troubled development the Sabre was flown in two fixed-gear Battles (L5286 illustrated).
Battle L5286 was one of at least two used for Napier Sabre testing at Luton (the other being K9278).
Thomas A Steuby of Ballwin, Missouri, has been operating Saeta N31798 for about a decade now and thinks that the aircraft "has been under-rated over the years". Completely refurbished, it has a smoke system and modern avionics. Tom flies it mostly at airshows and says "it has been a joy to fly" and sent along a shot to illustrate the private-owner element of the HA-200.