Across the Country from Thonon to Trent. Rambles and by Douglas William Freshfield

By Douglas William Freshfield

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I asked if I could show it to Sir George Edwards. “I’m sorry, Jock. ” The skill and precision of the draughtsmen and engineers had been matched by the attention lavished upon the cabin and cockpit interior, while externally each rivet and plate was burnished silver. Sir George after all carried the overall project responsibility, and I went back down the steps and found him. The chief inspector nodded his acquiescence as I took him aboard. An hour later, with our checks done, we moved the VC10 for the first time under its own steam.

The rate of climb was sensational, and I pulled off the power rapidly, but we climbed to a much greater altitude than I had anticipated. In 50 seconds we were The welcome at Wisley. In the background are company Heron G-AOGW and Jet Provost 3 XM352. (Image: Aeroplane) at 4,000 feet, the height of the cloud base, and immediately afterwards I found myself in cloud. With less than a minute’s experience of flying the VC10 I didn’t care for this at all, so I pulled off more power and got down below the cloud.

The fruits of this gigantic effort and genius had now been surrendered to my hands. A vision A lot of people fool themselves right the way through their lives. Maybe test pilots do the same thing. But when you get to the beginning of the runway with a brand new prototype aircraft worth a fortune strapped to your back, depending on your nerve and your skill, you are facing the test pilot’s moment of truth. Either you think and behave like a test pilot and fly the thing, or you taxi back to the hangar and own up to being a fraud.

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