A new spectacle will be provided at flying displays this season by the aerobatic team of No. 111 Squadron, R.A.F., comprising five all-black Hunter 6s. Serial numbers (this one is XF430) are in red as unit markings are carried.
Latest American aircraft to fly in the "X" research category, the Ryan X-13 Vertijet is powered by a specially-modified Rolls-Royce Avon and is the first aeroplane in the world to take off in a vertical attitude on pure jet power.
Coupe conversions of the Tiger Moth are growing increasingly popular. Apart from the elaborate Jackaroo four-seat conversion by the Wiltshire School of Flying, four straightforward schemes are available, as for instance this one on G-AOXS.