Biggles Biplane’ is
a replica BE-2c commissioned in 1969 by the
makers of the film ‘Biggles Sweeps the Skies”.
Designed by film model specialist
David Boddington, it was built and flown in just
sixteen weeks by vintage aircraft specialist Charles Boddington
at Sywell, Northamptonshire.
Based on de Havilland Tiger Moth components the two brothers created
designed to look and fly, just like the original.
It was the start of an eventful life. Flown, crashed and stored
for 25 years in the USA,
it is now being restored to fly again by Matthew Boddington and
Steve Slater, back at its birthplace in the UK.