It is one thing Del Boy Trotter might solely dream of…proudly owning his personal helicopter. The Solely Fools and Horses character, immortalised by Sir David Jason, was at all times promising “this time subsequent yr, we’ll be millionaires” as he launched into one other dodgy money-making scheme.
Hapless Del by no means made the Wealthy Record, however the hundreds of thousands did roll in for Sir David, seen right here behind the controls of his personal Robinson R44 Raven helicopter, as he landed it in Buckinghamshire.
The closest Del Boy might get to that was hurtling off a hill on a hold glider.
For 22 years and 64 episodes, from 1981 to 2003, David, 83, had TV viewers roaring with laughter because the Peckham entrepreneur.
Within the iconic 1986 episode Tea For Three he’s tricked by youthful brother Rodney (Nicholas Lyndhurst) to go hang-gliding, because the siblings battle for the affections of Set off’s niece Lisa.
If solely Del Boy had tried to fly a helicopter. It might have been TV comedy gold too, that’s for positive.
However, fortunately, Sir David is a significantly good pilot, in his professional-looking gear. Luvvly Jubbly.