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The Bucker Jungmeister burst onto the aerobatic scene in the mid 1930’s and quickly achieved legendary status, becoming unbeatable in competition due to its unrivalled handling characteristics and agility. A descendant of the famous Bucker Jungmann, the Jungmeister was designed at Rangsdorf, near Berlin, as an advanced single seat aerobatic trainer. From the 1936 Berlin Olympics onwards, this classic biplane swept the boards at every International competition. One of the first aeroplanes was ferried across the Atlantic in the Hindenburg airship to compete in events round America, such as the 1937 Cleveland Air Races. The Jungmeister went on to spearhead the rapid growth of the North American airshow scene and quickly captivated the aviation world with its barnstorming performances. Even the Smithsonian Museum paid eventual homage to the Jungmeister by hanging an original from the roof, in typical inverted attitude, as a permanent tribute.
The throaty roar of a 185hp Warner Scarab radial engine and the evocative period colour scheme of the 1937 German State Flying Association, coupled with a powerful smoke system, makes this Jungmeister an eye catching airshow performer. Exhibiting grace and power, it performs a series of elegant manoeuvres close to the crowd, including a demonstration of the signature flicking ability of this renowned aeroplane. Compact design and precise handling means the Jungmeister can perform close to the crowd at all times, in permanent view, without the need for zoom lenses or binoculars! It is also a photogenic addition to any flight line display. Based in the Thames Valley, the aeroplane is within quick and easy reach of most venues. The Jungmeister has recently completed an engine rebuild and is gearing up for the 2011 season.