The aircraft belonged to Tony Pearce, a passionate aviator, whose grandfather flew a De Havilland DH6, the type used by the Royal Flying Corps. Pearce worked in the Operations Department of British Airways where he learned to fly with BA's flying club.

Following his passing, Pearce's treasured Piper Vagabond is now going under the gavel at Ewbank's. The two-seater, single Continental-engined plane is far the largest single object the auction house has every handled. It is expected to reach up to the £20 000 at auction.


Pearce owned the Vagabond since 1982 and it was last flown last August with 3 800 flying hours under it's belt, visiting fly-in events in Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, France and Belgium.

Check out the sale here.

Join Ewbank's on 13th June at the Burnt Common saleroom, London Road, to celebrate 25 years at Ewbank's.