Having built the Sealand and Rapide from Ivan Pettigrew's plans, I really wanted to go over to Canada and meet Ivan himself. So it was that I found myself at the Fraser Valley R/C Flyers' 2010 fly-in at Chilliwack.

I couldn't face the challenge of shipping any models out there but Ivan was generous (and trusting!) enough to let me fly a number of his prototypes. At the time the DH86 Express was his latest creation so being allowed to fly this was an honour indeed.