CASA 1-131 Jungmann
Two CASA 1-131 Jungmann biplanes flew into RAF Woodvale in March 2011.
The CASA Jungmann is a Spanish built version of the Bücker
Jungmann that first flew on 27th April 1934. Alex was lucky enough to
be at Woodvale when the pilots asked if anyone wanted a flight. It was
his first trip in a light aircraft. The Aircraft that Alex flew in was
constructed in 1957, in fact, the Casa 1-131 remained in service as
a primary trainer with the Spanish Air Force until 1968.
The reason why Alex was at Woodvale on that day was because he was
involved in a German exchange programme and was helping to show our
German student, Franzi, around the control tower. Franzi was lucky enough
to get a flight too.
Debriefing after the flight.
The two aircraft flew in combination along the coast to Southport before
turning inland for the return trip to Woodvale. A wave of the hand while taxiing back left no doubt that it had been
an enjoyable flight.
When Franzi's mother saw a picture of the aircraft that her daughter
had been flying in she said it looked as though it belonged in a museum.
Well, as it transpired she was right. In October 2011, on a family day
out to RAF Hendon, Alex found an identical Jungmann in the Battle of Britain
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