Mooney M-20K (Mooney 231)
Tags: Beech Sierra, Commercial Pilot's Licence, complex aircraft, Continental TSIO-360-6B engine, G-GCKI, Great Vintage Flying Weekend, GVFWE, hangars, Hullavington, intercooler, leading edge, Mooney, Mooney 231, Mooney M-20K, non-supercharged engine, Second World War, trailing edge, Wiltshire, WW2
Mooney aircraft have a reputation for speed and range that is well deserved. This particular Mooney M-20K (Mooney 231) , G-GCKI, has appeared at a number of GVFWE events; here we see it at Hullavington, with some of the Second World War hangars in the background. The Mooney appears to have a forward-swept fin, but that is an optical illusion – the leading edge is actually vertical, with a highly-swept trailing edge.
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