Gloster Meteor F8 Prone Pilot The sole "prone pilot" experimental testbed. On 10 February 1954, a specially adapted Meteor F.8, the "Meteor Prone Pilot", which placed the pilot into a prone position to counteract inertial forces, took its first flight
Plane fans can bid for classic collection of post-war planes at Bonhams Goodwood
The Gloster Meteor. Worlds first production jet. It used Whittle's turbojet engine. Claimed 14 V1 kills and 46 other planes. It was often subject to friendly fire, being mistaken for the ME262 and was forbidden to be flown over German occupied territory.
Returning to the skies, the oldest jet fighter in the world: British built Meteor to fly again 70 years after its maiden flight