Air display enthusiasts the world over, and warbird afficionados in particular, will be familiar with the name Ed Shipley. I was lucky enough to meet Ed during the annual Warbirds display at Imperial War Museum’s Duxford airfield, Cambridgeshire.

A former Boeing 747 captain for Atlas Air, Ed is a member of the Bremont Horsemen Aerobatic Team – the world’s only P-51 Mustang formation aerobatic team. A founder member of the Bremont Horsemen, Ed has flown a range of aircraft from the T-6 Texas, through the P51-Mustang and F8F Bearcat to the F-86 Sabre jet. He’s piloted a Mustang across the Atlantic and flown an F4U Corsair off a nuclear aircraft carrier. Since taking off over ten years ago, the Bremont team’s philosophy has never changed – “We fly because we love it. We fly because it’s our getaway. We fly to honour the historic aircraft we are privileged to ride. We fly to escape life’s gravity.”

The Horsemen Cometh!