Episode 14: Buster Flies the Meteor

Gloster Meteor

During the recent Avalon Airshow we chatted with Darren “Buster” Crabb, a Canadian who flew jets in the RCAF and then moved to Australia in 1996 where he flew F-18s with the RAAF. While these days his career involves flying business jets, he also volunteers at the Temora Aviation Museum where he flies, among other things, the only single seater Gloster Meteor still flying in the world. This particular aircraft dates from 1951 and is also the oldest flying jet aircraft in the world.

Buster talks to us about flying the Meteor and what’s involved in presenting a precious aircraft like this to the public. He also talks about the famous “Blue Note,” a distinctive sound the aircraft makes as it flies.

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