A report today from Peter Weissenfeld, CFI of Airwego. Doug Brooke went solo in the Jabiru on Wednesday afternoon (26th April) at Horsham.
Doug is sometimes known as the 'Fruit Bat Flyer'. Doug is also a trike pilot and until recently was regularly taking to the air over Horsham is a yellow and black trike. Some wag described it as a flying fruit bat as Doug often flew in the later part of the afternoon. So the name stuck.
Doug has sold the 'Fruit Bat' and is preparing to build a Jabiru J160 or J170.
Well done Doug, congratulations on your recent solo flight.