|The "Bulldog" was used until just recently by the Royal Air Force as a primary trainer for all of its aviation cadets in Great Britain. It features side by side seating for the pupil and instructor which results in better cockpit communication during training, and is fully aerobatic to teach the fledging aviator the necessary maneuvers needed for military flight competency. Currently there are 62 "Bulldogs" operating in the United States.
This particular "Bulldog" entered service in 1976 with the Royal Air Force at the Shawbury Training Squadron in England as both a primary and instrument trainer. In June of 2000 it was taken out of service by the RAF and then purchased by John Joyce and Dale Sollenberger of Carmel, IN. This neat little warbird first appeared and flew at the Indianapolis Air Show in 2003 and will again return for us in 2012.
Be sure to come early and enjoy the multitude of exhibits and displays as well as an expanded food & drink selection, exhibits, and many static displays of airplanes you can see up close and personal.
Performers, Schedule & Events are subject to change.