I'm hoping that sometime in the future a book (or books) may be published on another "False Dawn" period which saw the emergence of the Edgley Optica, Trago Mills
SAH-1, ARV Super Two, CMC Leopard, NDN Firecracker, Fieldmaster, Freelance, Britten Sherrif etc. Des Norman and John Britten are sadly no longer with us but John
Edgley is keeping the Optica and SAH-1/Sprint alive at Aeroelvira. I was a trainee draughtsman at Edgley Aircraft between 1983 and '85 but at that level I was never
privy to the higher level business affairs of the management or directors.
I don't have any writing experience, just a keen interest in British Civil Aircraft History.
I do have contemporary Optica company publicity material and press cuttings though which may help a researcher.
Apologies for the gap between your post and my response. I have an interest in your information regarding the Optica, I am a volunteer at Boscombe Down Aviation Collection and we have more than a passing interest in this aircraft given the links to Old Sarum. Our archive and display at the moment is tiny and doesn't do it justice. I am working on rectifying that. I have attached a photo of the drawing department, maybe you are in there? Can you help put names to the backs of heads? I would love to take a look at your literature archive at some point when we are out of the current turbulent times.