The above headline from the Sun newspaper on 27th September aroused our curiosity not least because the newspaper reported that the flyer in question had been hired on a £50,000 contract by the army. Tasked to take off and land UAVs, the unnamed 'champ' had been recruited after Royal Artillery troops had crashed a number of the £2m, 32ft span unmanned reconnaissance aircraft.

The pilot has asked not to be named for security reasons but if you know a flyer who's suddenly acquired a suntan and a new motor, not to mention some shiny new models then he might well be our man!

Thanks go to reader David Hope for drawing our attention to the story and the Sun Newspaper for their kind permission to reproduce their article.