RIP Richard Riding

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Chilton

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Apparently Richard passed away earlier this month aged 76.

Richard's book "Ultralights, the early British classics" has been mentioned in a few threads here, and certainly was responsible for my start in homebuilt aircraft.

When I first read his book I fell for the Chilton, then his magazine "Aeroplane Monthly" ran an article on the Canadian built Chilton C-GIST, I wrote to him through the magazine and he kindly put me in touch with Roy Nerou who held the plans, and later wrote to congratulate me when I first flew G-BWGJ.

A great friend to classic aircraft, he will be missed.

Tim
 

cluttonfred

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That's too bad, Ultralights: The Early British Classics is one of my favorite books. Per Wikipedia, Riding was the founder and longtime editor of the magazine "Aeroplane" (formerly "Aeroplane Monthly"). His father, E.J. Riding, had been a well-known aviation photographer in the 1940s for the original "The Aeroplane" magazine founded in 1911.
 
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