This particularly good looking Italian thoroughbred is, believe it or not, a training aircraft. A really quick one. 200mph quick. Italian designed and built this quick yet complex aircraft has seen service all over the place in Air Forces as diverse as Turkey and Zimbabwe.


A quick aircraft requires a pilot accustomed to speed. Luckily, Paul Freeland more than qualifies. Firstly, he's a newly minted display pilot, making the most of the CAA's excellent Tyro system. This means officially that he's one of the very best pilots there is.

Secondly, familiarity with speed comes as part of his day job; he's Principal Engineer of motor racing legends, Cosworth.