We are very proud to announce the start of a new display act for the 2010 season – THE TWISTER DUO. Using the beautiful Silence Twister, the team will be performing an exciting dynamic display, combining synchronised and close formation aerobatics to highlight the Twisters excellent handling and agility.
The Team is led by composite specialist Peter Wells who has built both aircraft. Pete runs Zulu Glasstek, a composite fabrication and repairs business as well as being the UK agent for the Twister. Pete has been instrumental in the development of the aircraft and has recently overseen the testing of a new power-plant for the type, the Belgian UL260iSA aero engine. Pete has been displaying the Twister in UK , Europe and the Middle East as a solo act as well as with the Swift Aerobatic Display Team since 2007.
Our second aircraft will be flown primarily by Andy Preece. He is a vastly experienced pilot and has flown the Tornado GR4 and Harrier GR7 strike aircraft. In 2007 and 2008, Andy was the RAF’s Tutor display pilot performing at air displays across the UK and Europe .
Sharing the second aircraft with Andy will be Guy Westgate. Guy is eight times UK national glider aerobatic champion and has represented the UK at three world glider aerobatic championships. Guy leads the Swift Aerobatic Display Team, who have performed their ‘Roll-on-Tow’ glider displays across Europe and the Middle East .
The Twister is a stunning new composite kit sports aircraft built by Silence Aircraft in Germany . Developed from a world beating Radio Controlled Model, the Twister has an uncanny resemblance to the iconic Spitfire.
“The aircraft is remarkably efficient thanks to its smooth lines and efficient elliptical wing. After 1200 hours on the Twister, I still get excited when opening the hangar doors” says Peter.
The aircraft has received plenty of attention since it first appeared and has been featured in a number of articles in leading General Aviation Magazines.
The Team are working up a smooth, flowing and dynamic 7 minute display with an environmentally-friendly smoke system.
“Our aim is to provide a safe, exciting and memorable display, leaving our audience wanting more” says Guy.
During the 2010 display season, the team will be supported by Dynon Avionics, CRH Plant, UL Power and GA Europe. Already confirmed are displays in the Czech Republic , Germany , Belgium and UK .
The Team are taking bookings for the 2010 season; for more information, please visit our website www.twisterduo.com , or call Pete direct on 01844 208157.