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229. Theo’s day


In this entire project, Theo Willford is the unsung hero. it was Theo who provided the initial impetus to build the Scout. It’s Theo who’s provided a very substantial chunk of the money, time and skill to build it. It’s Theo who provides a substantial chunk of the time and expense in getting 1264 where she needs to be, and is her greatest ambassador.

But because he’s not the grandson of the original pilot, it’s Theo who’s name gets left off much of the publicity, and because he’s Theo, he takes all this with an equilibrium and good grace which few could emulate.

But today was different. Today, at Bicester, it was Theo’s day, and he joined the very select ranks of pilots who’ve flown a rotary-engined WWI Scout. And, as you will see below, he did it to perfection.

Take a bow, Theo!


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