Happy re­turns

Pilot - - NEW REGS -

The Chris Tena Mini Coupe was an Amer­i­can all-metal, low-wing, twin-tail, sin­gle-seat mono­plane de­signed by Bill John­son in 1970. It was named for his wife and for its su­per­fi­cial sim­i­lar­ity to the un­con­nected Erco Er­coupe. Kits were supplied for home­builders and G-BPDJ was im­ported from the USA by the for­mer Pop­u­lar Fly­ing As­so­ci­a­tion chair­man Roy Mills. It sub­se­quently lan­guished outdoors at Popham, and was can­celled by the Civil Avi­a­tion Author­ity last month, but has bounced back with a new owner. Also re­stored this month is Miles Mes­sen­ger G-AGOY, built in 1944 and used as Miles’s hack be­fore be­ing sold to Switzer­land. On re­turn it passed through many hands, be­ing can­celled twelve years ago.

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