YOU CAN LISTEN TO THIS NAMED LECTURE BELOW, VISIT THE SOCIETY'S 'SOUNDCLOUD', OR SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE ON ITUNES.

Early Westlands chief test pilot and aviation historian Harald Penrose discusses some of the great figures he met during his career in the aircraft industry, including T. O. M. ‘Tommy’ Sopwith, Barnes Wallis and Sydney Camm. He also talks about Vickers test pilots E. R. C. ‘Tiny’ Scholefield and Joseph ‘Mutt’ Summers, together with their chief designer Rex Pierson, before going onto discuss working with test pilot Jeffrey Quill when Westlands built Supermarine Seafires and when he flew the prototype Supermarine Spitfire at Martlesham in 1936.

Harald Penrose was interviewed by Rodney Giesler in 1983 and 1989 and the podcasts were edited by Mike Stanberry FRAeS.

 

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21 July 2017