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Guest Book
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Selsey Birdman
VJ23E Channel flight video (TV)
Radio Interview 1
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Shadow Videos
VJ23 - Mere (1976)
Shadow Series B
Streak Shadow
Streak article
Record Attempts
Channel Record
Series D Tests
Info Pack 1
Info Pack 2
VJ23 + VJ24
David's Letters
David Cook - Aviator (Facebook page)
Shadow Airfoil (by John Dickenson)



This is not David Cook's official website. Having known him for many years, I know that it's not in his nature to set one up. With this in mind, I would like to share with you a collection of photos, magazine articles and newspaper clippings about David, that I have collected over the years.

David is not the type of person who would want to blow his own trumpet. Therefore I would like to take the opportunity to do it for him. It's my way of paying tribute to him as a person and to what he has achieved in the aviation world. His contribution has been enormous and its benefits will be felt for many years to come.

It was David who taught me how to fly my very first hang glider. In those early days of 1974, it was all done by trial and error. Along with Chris Tansley and Neil Moran, we made a formidable team running up and down the very small cliffs at Thorpeness beach, in the heart of the Suffolk countryside. Our slogan was "You won't hurry me, I'm from Suffolk". Wish I could use that term today.

Therefore, with those words still ringing in your ears, I would like to invite to you to take your time and have a look at my collection of "David Cook Memorabilia" or maybe you might like to leave a message for David in his guest book.

Terry Aspinall 2008

Genesis of a Shadow
Shadow Design Analysis
The Cook Theory Of Flight
The Shadow has been flying for 30 years
The factory's First and Last Shadows
Message from John W Dickenson
40 Year Reunion (1974 Hang Gliding Team)
David and Finbarr Lynch meet up in 2015
Shadow Owners Photo Gallery
Ajab Khan (Pakistan)
Bruce Conway (NZ)
David Southwell (UK)
Eve Jackson (UK)
Greg Pedersen (SA)
Jas van Wyk (SA)
Finbarr Lynch (EI)
Online Library of Shadow + Streak Technical Documents (collated by B. Conway)
"Flying to China"
Dalgety Flyer 1
Dalgety Flyer 2
Lights. Camera. Action! - the Shadow in the Movies
Near Miss
Around The World
"Pilot" magazine
"Readers Digest"
"Flightline" magazine
"Flyer" magazine
Dusk to Dawn competition
Bird Strikes
Photo Gallery (by Terry Aspinall)
David on YouTube
More Shadows on YouTube
Webmaster (Bruce Conway, NZ)