Rare plane, the Spartan Executive, lands in Welwyn Garden City

ONE of the rarest aircrafts in the world landed in Times Territory lastweek. Designed for the elite rich and built for extreme comfort, there are only a mere few Spartan Executive 7W still flying. However, this week one arrived at Panshanger Aerodrome

ONE of the rarest aircrafts in the world landed in Times Territory lastweek.

Designed for the elite rich and built for extreme comfort, there are only a mere few Spartan Executive 7W still flying.

However, this week one arrived at Panshanger Aerodrome for a maintenance check-up.

The aircraft, which is owned by Nigel Pickard, was at the North London Flying School for its MOT, which was done by the engineer at the airfield - Stuart Reeves.

Built by hand, in the 1930s, only 36 Executives were manufactured and today only around five are still flying.

For more on this see this week's Welwyn & Hatfield Times.