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Andrew Hill denies manslaughter by gross negligence (photo: PA).

Andrew Hill, the pilot whose plane crashed at the 2015 Shoreham Show, killing 11 men, dismissed claims that he had already had a "cavalier attitude" toward planes .

The 1950s Hawker Hunter fighter collapsed on the ground and exploded in a fireball on the A27 in West Sussex after Hill attempted a loop on 22 August.

Mr. Hill, 54, of Sandon, Buntingford, Hertfordshire, denies 11 counts of manslaughter by gross negligence.

The trained instructor of the Royal Air Force is on trial in the Old Bailey and his lawyer, Karim Khalil, QC, asked if he was a "rider" pilot.

"I would say that I was probably one of the least requested people, as far as there is a way to go and some people are, others not," he replied. Mr. Hill.

"I think I've taken a very structured and disciplined approach [display flying]. "