The Percival Mew Gull by Andrew Evans
Golf – Alfa Echo X-Ray Foxtrot
What is it that attracts us to a particular aircraft? It is a bit like asking that well worn hackneyed phrase “how long is a piece of string”? Only you as a scale modeller can answer that one! There can be an infinite number of reasons and for me the Mew Gull captured my imagination upon reading Alex Henshaw’s “The Flight of the Mew Gull”.The book records his epic flight in 1939 from Gravesend to Cape Town a distance of some 6,377 miles much of which over hostile terrain at an average speed of 209mph. By any stretch of the imagination a great piece of Aviation History and a record for a single engine light aircraft which still stands today.