September 29th 2004, a beautiful autumn day at Manching AFB,
the Flugwerk FW 190 took off from the northern runway for
its official press flight. After the first hop on June, 22nd
and another flight earlier that week this has been the third
flight by chief test pilot Horst Philipp.
The work on the FW 190 is in its final stages said Claus Colling,
although the gear was not retracted due to safety reasons
during that flight as Flugwerk is still missing some electric
clutches that will enable to completely lower and block the
landing gear in case of manual deploying. Colling said that
they are being manufactured at the moment and will be built
I would like to thank Flugwerk for their superb hospitality
that day and wish them all the very best for the next steps
of the flight testing of the 'Butcher Bird'!
More information about this and more of their projects can
be found at www.flugwerk.com