THE STORY PART 3/4. THE DISCOVERY

The Biggles’ Biplane story could easily have ended after a crash on take-off from an airfield in
Wisconsin saw the aeroplane spin into the ground, thankfully without seriously injuring the pilot.

Badly damaged, the remains were stored in New York state and owe their survival to the foresight of William King, a well-known vintage aeroplane pilot and Tiger Moth owner. They were in turn discovered by a Sywell-based Tiger Moth owner, Chris Parker in 2004 who relayed the news of his discovery to Matthew Boddington, the son of the replica’s original creator.

Early in 2005, Matthew and fellow enthusiast Steve Slater shipped Biggles’
Biplane back to its birthplace at Sywell in the UK.

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