Miles Whitney Straight

They don’t much more elegant than this Whitney Straight, a beautiful machine produced in 1937 by British manufacturer Miles Aircraft.

We featured G-AERV; the last airworthy example of two known to exist, in FLYER September 2012. Flight tester Mark Hales remarked that its style of progress is very much of the period – an aeroplane to be flown, rather than travelled in.

They don’t make them like this anymore…