Coventry & Warwickshire

Meteor T7 in 'thank you' flight from Coventry Airport

An aircraft which was built in 1949 and retired in 1963, has flown out of Coventry Airport.

The Classic Aircraft Trust flew its Royal Air Force Gloster Meteor T7 to thank the team who spent about 20 years restoring it.

Air Atlantique, in Coventry, has described it as "the world's oldest twin-engined jet".

It was piloted by Dan Griffith, a leading test pilot, and took off at about 11:00 BST.

There are believed to be just five Gloster Meteor's still flying and the T7 is the oldest.

The Meteor is based at Coventry Airport and will appear at airshows throughout the year.

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