However yesterday was the first time that I have seen it fly. The first photo shows it firing up with impressive smoke, flown by John in the rear seat and Richard Hood in the front. Look at that huge propellor!
ZK-PTS features John's family crest "Eaton of Wilts" and you can get an idea of the finish on the aircraft by the reflection of my shadow on the ground as I took the photo.
Then after a warm up it was on to the runway for takeoff. The takeoff was interesting as because of the huge propellor the tail is kept down and the aircraft flies off the ground in a 3 point attitude.